The hearth and the Salamander can also mean happiness and if Montag chose to be happy or not. The two things in his life his home and his work. Did it really make him happy. He chose happiness over this home and his work by reading the books.
It& not that I don& care about people. But when people start bringing me down and saying things they shouldn& That& when I stop listening to what they say. I don& need that stress in my life. So say what you want to say because I don& care.