Almost all programs in Debian based distros go in /usr. It is the config files that wind up in your /home. Having said that, you can compile your own and put them anywhere you want, program files as well as config files.
Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over and each time expecting a different result.
Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on the menu. Liberty is an armed lamb protesting the electoral outcome. A Republic negates the need for an armed protest.