it's like there are all these "theories" out there about the nature of humanity and existence. ie, either we're wired to certain behaviors, we're just chemical neuro-transmitters, family is just some socio-anthropological way of transmitting status and values, etc, etc.. all these explanations have some form of truth but also reveal exceptions to the rule as well.
do you believe, for example, that the universe is inherently rational? that it will someday be completely understood by science? that we are getting closer and closer to discovering the laws that govern existence and will explain all outliers? that there is always a larger pattern, regardless of whether we have discovered it yet? do you believe in something profoundly mysterious or mystical or that there exists a spiritual level of the human experience? have you ever experienced anything strange, unexplainable, or "divine?" sorry i am just responding with more questions.
hm.. maybe what i'm trying to say is until we discover (or regardless of) "universal truths," there are some things that i value deeply such as personal concepts of human rights, respect for life, and a sense of "balance". there are certain realities and ideals that i subscribe to and that enrich my life irrespective of anthropological or scientific reductionist explanations as to why they are purely mechanical or just bullshit. i enjoy certain abstract, bullshit ideas without any need for them to be grounded in reality, simply because they bring new colors into my existence, transform the way i see the world, and keep things interesting. in the end, what really matters?