Where is Home?
A home is a place of residence or refuge comfort.
Since it can be said that humans are generally creatures of habit, the state of a person’s home has been known to physiologically influence their behavior, emotions, and overall mental health.
It has been argued that psychologically “The strongest sense of home commonly coincides geographically with a dwelling. Usually the sense of home attenuates as one moves away from that point, but it does not do so in a fixed or regular way.”
Furthermore, places like homes can trigger self-reflection, thoughts about who one is or used to be or who one might become.
Why do some escape their Home? Feeling like a refugee from their own life.
A refugee is a person who “owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality, and is unable to or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country”
Refugee from one’s country, friends, social context, life and self.
A fugitive, without a sense of home, becomes a refugee.
A fugitive is a person who is fleeing from custody, whether it be from private slavery, a government arrest, government or non-government questioning, vigilante violence, or outraged private individuals.
As a verbal metaphor and psychological concept, one might also be described as a “fugitive from oneself”.
1 : running away or intending flight
2 : moving from place to place : wandering
3 a : difficult to grasp or retain : elusive
3b : likely to evaporate, deteriorate, change, fade, or disappear
4 : being of transient interest
” The purpose of philosophy is to attain the happy, tranquil life, characterized by ataraxia (peace and freedom from fear) and aponia (the absence of pain) and by living a self-sufficient life surrounded by friends. Pleasure and pain are the measures of what is good and evil, death is the end of the body and the soul ..and should therefore not be feared, the gods do not reward or punish humans, the universe is infinite and eternal, events in the world …are ultimately based on the motions and interactions of atoms moving in empty space.”