This concept is felt very strongly by everyone. As soon as you leave your motherland, you miss it and perceive the strength of your attachment. This bond is crucial, as it creates a sense of belonging, of having strong roots, of feeling safe and connected with your own people. Not only does the land belong to you, but you also belong to that land and to that people. Being away from home causes nostalgia (from Greek: a wistful desire to return).