The values of Hongik Ingan are firmly grounded on a sound understanding of culture, and in this way, Koreans also understand the importance of harmony. The ancient landlords and peasants of the Old Choson Dynasty also understood this, and as a result were also relatively harmonious with each other. Freemasons are men from every race, religion, and political belief. They come from all professions and walks of life, but are drawn together to support each other in the journey of self improvement. Every true Freemason will show tolerance and respect for the opinions of others and behave with kindness and understanding to his fellow creatures.