Imagine yourself standing in the middle of a spaciously room. The floor is covering with wood planks.
Once you close your eyes and listen, you can hear everything in the room, the echo of your own voice, bugs crawling on the wall, water dripping down from the ceiling. Each tick of your watch makes you wonder what to do next.
In contrast, now imagine yourself in a room with a bed, a beautiful curtains beside the right and the left of the windows. The well knitted red and white carpet covering the floor and the sound of the radio singing the song that you like.
Now, which room do you prefer to live in? I believed all of the people will choose the second one. But do you ever wonder why? Does it really matter? Both of them could keep you away from the outside world. Both of them could be a good shelter. So what's the big difference between an empty room and an abundant room? Obviously, you can tell by the word 'empty' and 'abundant'. In another word to say it, one have furnitures, and the other have nothing in it. Why do you feel better to be in a room with furnitures? Then what is furnitures really mean. However, before I get into the deep meaning of it, let's talk about the story of 'Metamorphosis'.
In this story a guy name Gregor, he woke up and he became a vermin. His family shut him in his room ; one day his mother and his sister want to take his furnitures out from his room. Suddenly, his mother changed her mind about it, because she thought that without the furnitures it would totally turned him into a vermin. Now, let me ask you a question, do you think the animals care about wether there are furnitures in their shelter or not. Of course not, therefore the mystery of what is a furniture is clearly solved. The furniture is the symbol of 'human needs' we need furnitures to be able to survive to be able to be comfortable. Actually, it works for all the creatures in the world, we just used different words to say 'furnitures' for the animals.