People have psycological as well as physical needs. The deepest psychological need is to be recognized – to be known and valued for what [or who] we uniquely are.
Ideas can be found in books, but a sense of value and recognition can only be had from other people, and it matters. A sense of worth, affirmed by others, is a source of moral energy, perhaps the most potent there is.
Where They Know My Name – 4.35 minutes
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