By Jon S. Strebler
But then, you can never go home – they say. What to make of these two conflicting statements that we so often hear?
Well first of all, many people can’t wait to leave home, whether we define that as the household they grew up in or the town they’re originally from. But focusing on the geographic idea of home, most people like the area they grew up in because they “fit in” there. And many who couldn’t wait to leave it find, in later years, that it wasn’t so bad after all. Which leads us to the second thesis that “you can never go home.”