Every person has a place which he treats differently than any other, the place where he feels more comfortable than anywhere else. It is not exactly the place where the person lives – it may be some house or flat from the past, for example, the one he or she lived during childhood in. But what is so specific about it that it plays such an important role in the culture of many nations of the world?
I think, it is because a person’s home serves as the best reflection of a personality on the outside world. One cannot live somewhere for years without leaving a kind of trail, a kind of residue of oneself. You can judge about the majority of people simply looking at the way they decorate – or, speaking about it, do not decorate – the place where they are living. It probably won’t give you any useful information, but still may be helpful in terms of overall impression.
The concept of home has a very important position in some cultures. Englishmen, for example, are particularly attached to their homes; a famous proverb “My house is my fortress” originates in England and in the beginning had quite a direct foundation – a person couldn’t even have been arrested in his own house. Even now there is hardly any place where a person may feel more secure and protected from the dangers of the outer world.