Debt gives an illusion of wealth.
I often get the following questions: "Why haven't you bought your own apartment yet?" or "Have you bought your own apartment?" You can call it a flat or a house, it is ownership vs. debt that is the key issue of this debate.
My responses to those questions vary. Sometimes I say that "Not everybody has to own to know that they have", sometimes I just sigh, smile and go my way.
What are TEDsters thoughts and experiences in this area?