I find it interesting when I go to other people’s houses and there are locks on their roommates doors. How odd, I think to need a padlock on your bedroom in your shared household. I purposefully leave my bedroom door open when I leave the house so no one will think I am present.
There are no locks on any of the doors in our house, minus the bathroom. I invite strangers into our home on a daily basis (with some screening and references), and yet I feel entirely comfortable with them in our home.
Perhaps it is a travelers mentality, many people opened their homes to me when I was traveling, I hope to convey the same spirit to others. What is mine is yours, there is no attachment to things in this house.
Staying in a home away from home is always so kind and I feel generous. I longed for electricity, wi-fi, a warm bed and hot shower when on the road. Sometimes there was the extra luxury of laundry. I think that mentality keeps things in perspective.