Can you claim that you can survive in isolation with the presence or absence of someone or anyone making the least difference to you owing to your disparities or disagreements with them? You can’t. Neither can I. Human beings aren’t structured to function that way. We crave companionship and need to know that we are loved and cared for.
We might like it or not, but our personalities and nature are a true culmination of everyone around us. Don’t agree? Think about it. You feel inclined to be as good a mother to your kids as your mother was to you, you try to be half as good a baker as your cousin is, you try to express yourself through your craft like your friend does with hers or someone as irrelevant as your watchman teaches you that families are important and being away from them can be punishing.
Somewhere down the line, on a subconscious level we imbibe certain traits like these from the people we come across and that makes us the complete package we are today. The good or the bad, it is upon us to filter or absorb what is appropriate and suits us well. The lives that touch us or the ones we leave an imprint upon are all a part of the process of learning, growing and exploring.