SUMMARY: I attempt to answer three questions about unconditional love including how we know it exists.
(About a 5 minute read)
We humans are a strange animal. For one thing, we seem to be, in about equal measures, a social species and an individualistic species.
Put differently, we have contradictory needs. On the one hand, we feel an emotional need for companionship and to get along with each other. On the other hand, we feel just as much of an emotional need for independence and not to be bothered by each other.
Perhaps because we are a social species, we often feel a need for people to share our beliefs, and perhaps because we are an individualistic species, we often resent it when others try to make us believe as they do.