To me, the concept of “home” is not a place, like most would think. I believe that “home” is a feeling. Because of this, home could be a person rather than a place. A person who makes you feel like you are…well, home. Home represents a feeling to me, a feeling of comfort, love, and acceptance.
The feeling of comfort is an essential part of feeling like you are home. When you’re at your own house, you’re so much more comfortable than at someone else’s. At your house, you can go and rummage through the fridge whenever you want without even thinking about it. But if you’re at a friend’s house, you probably aren’t going to just randomly rummage through their kitchen (I mean, maybe you do but that’s on you then). Being comfortable is a key part in feeling at home.
Love and acceptance are also what can make a person feel more at home. People generally don’t want to spend a lot of time somewhere where they don’t feel loved or accepted. And now more than ever, people are spending a lot of time in their houses. Feeling loved and feeling accepted lead to a person feeling more comfortable wherever they are, and feeling more at home.
Usually when people think of home, they think of a place. But I think that home is more of a feeling. This can be why sometimes people refer to places as their “second home.” The feeling of being at home is the feeling of being comfortable, loved, and accepted. Without this feeling, a house cannot be a home.