We need both to be loved and we love to be needed – we need to be needed. Being needed makes us feel that we belong. Belonging makes us feel loved.
If you’ve ever wanted to see what a living, breathing, real life troll looks like, meet Tim Lake, an Arizona robbery victim.
In all seriousness, there is just an acute loneliness that tends to develop around the holidays, one painfully and obviously punctuated by the kissing ritual on New Year’s which seems to go around the party with a stamp and mark “together” and “alone” on people’s foreheads in bright red.