The need to love and be loved (it)Self is.

It is common knowledge that self sees itself and continuously corrects itself as needed. We could thus state that self auto-corrects itself in the understanding that the collective is (the one) self. The question that remains to be answered – what is self? Self is the need to love and be loved. It is the longing for warmth and togetherness that it (it)self is.
~ Wald Wassermann