While some people say the American dream is to own one’s own home, the Panda Bear’s dream is to be free of all home responsibilities. She finds home chores very stressful. The Panda Bear feels home repairs an unwanted intrusion into her free time. When the Panda Bear bought her condo it was a big surprise and disappointment to find out how much more time consuming owning was than renting. Sometimes several of Panda Bear’s limited vacation days in a year had to be spent on home repairs that were needed to be done because of home ownership.
The Panda Bear feels very fortunate that Mr. Panda has more vacation time available to him and he can take off time for repairs. The Panda Bear would find it very hard to be single, work and own property because of the maintenance time demands.
The US government has pushed homeownership on its citizens which has contributed to the US housing bubble. The Panda Bear feels it is wrong for the US government to push homeownership for these reasons: