It is social connections that enable my brain to function. When a friend calls or I have a romantic interest everything works. It feels as if that organic computer in my head switches on and I can do anything at all. Without it, it's as if I have no emotional food or water. I have my own energy, my own ability to motivate myself, but I can't release it without a loving bond from someone who believes in me and loves me. It is as if love needs to flow, we give and receive.