Your outlook upon life, your estimate of yourself, your estimate of your value are largely colored by the character of the people with whom you come in contact with every day.

 

Family

The lack of emotional security of people is due, I believe, to their isolation from the larger family unit.  No two people - no mere father and mother - as I have often said, are enough to provide emotional security.  People need to feel themselves one in a world of kinfolk, persons of variety in age and temperament, and yet allied to themselves by an indissoluble bond which they cannot break if they could, for nature has welded them into it before they were born. 

It's especially difficult when people leave your life and grow into the person they are meant to be. When this happens, it seems that the ones we shared so much with suddenly have nothing in common with us. That said, such is life… In any relationship, there is this moment when a person who was a part of you just an instant ago becomes a surrealistically familiar stranger.