I believe that the ultimate expression of any human being is love. Not that our other thoughts and feelings aren’t valid or real, but that at the source of it all, love is where we come from and seek to return to. We humans seem to be hardwired to seek the experience of love.
The experience of being connected to the people around us is a fundamental component of our emotional well-being. Disconnected is loneliness and connected is loved. In loneliness, there is some sense of rejection from the world. In love, there is a sense of being accepted and welcomed in.