In America they have the "American dream", in the Netherlands they have "Huisje Boompje Beestje" (Home, Tree, Animal). If you are our age like around 20, they always tell you; first finish your school and then huisje, boompje, beestje. They mean that if you graduate, you will settle down in your own house, with a pet and then you can think further. First you must be settled before you do something else. Nowadays almost no one follows this so it is a little old fashion.