They both include it: the UN Declaration of Human Rights, Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. A basic right of humanity is to have the safety and security of shelter. Being human, we quickly latched onto the esteem and self-actualisation pointy-end of Maslow conceptualising a five bedroom, three bathroom, two garage mc-mansion, on a quarter acre block, valued into seven figures, on the right side of the tracks willed to our heirs and successors forever.
Not only to the detriment of the planet. This tirade is not about carbon footprints or resource usage. This is about greed and stupidity to the detriment of the individual. Shelter is redefined as being secure and comfortable in our own little nest. The modern need is to come home, close the door and keep the rest of the world at bay, aphorised as “a man’s home is his castle”.
The unknown no longer holds us thrall.