The main idea of this essay is that we always want more than we already have. At first he seems like he’s happy with what he bought. After a while he realizing everyone has nicer aspects to their property. Having those properties around him makes him want to do something to his land. He thought having a path for the public felt like home, but in the end he wants to build a big fence around the whole property. He brings out good points. We start to feel heavy and important once we own something not realizing it can change us. This essay reminds me of what I don’t want to grow up to be like. I would love to own my own land and house, but I won’t let it change me. I have great uncles that go back and forth with each other competing to see whose house is better.
In the end this land we are on doesn’t belong to just one of us. This land belongs to us all and when we pass away it will still be there. There’s nothing wrong with being proud of what you have worked for. Being proud and being obsessed with having something are two different things. Some people always want more than they have and die not being happy due to this. When people want more they don’t want the responsibility that comes with it. All I can end this with is if you have your own place that’s great; do something good and pass it on to your family.