The Beatles were right when they said it; all you need is love. No matter who you are, whether you admit it or not, you need people. People are hardwired to enjoy social interaction. Some people will tell you they have the isl mentality of seclusion self reliance but in actuality its also been proven lyrically that “no man is an isl “. So what’s the point? Well if you refer to Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs below you’ll see that all people essentially need the same basic things for survival: a feeling of security, acceptance, self worth achievement. Since it is a hierarchy, lower level needs must be met before a person can find satisfaction from the higher ordered needs. If the lower levels are not met, you might as well be building your empire on shifting s . It’s so strange how people so diverse and so unique all essentially need the same things in order to be happy. You’ll meet all sorts of people out there. Some are satisfied and others driven by their feelings of being unsatisfied. Some people are happy, secure and have great relationships but they haven’t found their purpose in life. They could be the most successful people in the world, yet if they feel that their life has no purpose, it all may just be as fleeting as the moment. Some people appear happy as though they have it all together. If you look behind the porcelain mask you’ll find a hot mess of ashes. That’s the thing about people: if you’re broken, you can’t expect to be successful if you don’t put on a smile and try to look competent. The problem is that if you fake it till you make it but never fix the problem, then your porcelain mask will slowly corrode away over time. As Leonardo Dicaprio said in the man in the iron mask, “I wear the mask the mask doesn’t wear me”. So I ask you the examine yourself and figure out where you are in the pyramid of needs.