In "Loving to Know" Esther Meek writes, "Rather than knowing in order to love, we love in order to know." There's another beautiful line that struck me: "We are born into someone's arms."
I recall a psychology or sociology prof back in college 101 days saying we are born believing that the world is simply an extension of ourselves. The universe revolves around us. It isn't until later in our development that we come to see others as other... others as other than ourselves.