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Is it normal? Should it be? To some degree sure. It makes owning things easier. It sure as heck feeds the banking/mortgage industry billions of dollars. But why do we need to own things? Does it make things more stable to own things? Let's take home ownership. Is it really "safer"? In the current economy, you can be put out of you house as easily as a rental place. That's it's not really safer. Is it for passing down to your children? That seems to more of a pain to them when the inheritance tax and legal issues come up. So why do we rack up debt to own things? Not that I don't advocate it, just wondering what drives us to do so.