Here's a portrait, I started last night. Still thinking I want to change a few things. I was recollecting an article I read on self-sufficiency being the ideal form of being and how it could lead to true happiness. Broken down, the logic would be that if you do not rely so much on others to be happy then you can be happy.
I did agree with the summation that depending on others makes us vulnerable. Yes, we become fragile, susceptible to hurt and pain, when we need someone else, someone to rely on, someone to care.
That being said, is this a negative weakness? Is it a character flaw to seek love and companionship? I really don't think so.