Don’t think you have much in common with Thomas Jefferson? You probably don’t. 1) He was a slaveholder 2) He was the main architect of one of the weightiest documents ever written and 3) He was President of the United States. You’ll never experience the first two and odds are against the third. You’re also unlikely to ever have your visage depicted on a coin, even one as humble as the nickel.
But, Thomas Jefferson was a homeowner and it took about 40 years to complete his dream home.
And, he died in serious debt. So, maybe many of us have more in common with him than we would like.