what is it about us that makes us US?
could it be that we ARE our feelings?
thought experiment: if you take just one person, and magically remove their feelings for their kin
would this not DESTROY the lives of everyone involved?
so… this stability of feelings, which we take for granted
I don’t think we can live without it
so we need our connections to be meaningful
and to some extent predictable
otherwise we cannot understand one another