Much of what is built is aspirational. It doesn't sustain our need for community, ease of living or consider our environmental impact.
Homes today are built for who we think we are, or who we wish to be thought of.
We need to make sure that we nurture the social surrounding around us so we have friends and a safety net. This comes through personal contact.
We also have to look at our houses, where we live, and make sure that these buildings don't become traps. It's just too late to renovate your bathroom when you have a physical deficit.