Underpinning each other, we live not in a vacuum—interdependence is such an undervalued and underplayed concept in our human experience. We don’t live it.
When we’re needed, and others come to healthily rely on us, we’re blessed with a function; we have a purpose in life. We have an innate, self-evidenced reason for existing—to serve another.
The previous four attributes give ‘being needed’ valuable context. To be needed is to be loved. To be loved is to know love and therefore to love. It’s blissfully requited.
Happiness depends on effort. The more we invest the better and more joyous the returns.
© S. J. Wickham, 2009.
 Courage and truth appear so interdependent on one another—perhaps in an unrefined sense faith is the common denominator of both.