To feel secure and grounded.
To be surrounded by those of similar values.
Belonging with others of attitudes like yours.
Seeking security is ephemeral, if we completely embrace all the concepts and ideas that others may want us to. Could it be the war between the Greeks and the Persians 2500 years ago is still manifesting with the perceived moral, philosophical and religious differences?
Western culture embraced democracy when the Greeks won. But who were the Persians? They did not impose their culture on those they conquered. They allowed for the Middle East and Eastern Europe to retain their leaders and philosophies. They established a post office, coinage and defenders of their empire.
When the Persians lost the war with the Greeks, Herodotus, the Greek, described them as antagonistic towards the ideology of others.
Honorable, respectable, noble are the Sanskrit/Hindu translation of Aryan or Iran. The present day interpretation is misapplied. In the Old Testament Cyrus, the Achemenide king was recognized as allowing the Israelites to rebuild their temples.
The Greeks worshipped a pantheon of gods. This allowed a psychological interpretation of the talents and foibles for us to divine. The Persians were followers of Zoroaster, or Zarathustra, introducing the novel idea of free will. Ahura Mazda means Lord of Wisdom, the central premise being order. The opposite was chaos. Three things were the most important lessons, to ride a horse, draw a bow and to never lie. Debt gives birth to lies.
Does it not often seem that the numerous points of view we are exposed to today allows chaos to emerge?
As the world grows smaller with communication, it also creates extremes, that are sometimes hard to contain in our brain. The outcome of this is, how to distinguish between truth and lies. We must establish boundaries that allow in a gentle way for those to examine opposing ideas, to be nurtured without rancor. Humans need tranquility in the home.