The human soul yearns for belonging. It seeks out companionship and acceptance. People by their very nature do not enjoy extended periods of isolation and detachment because at our very core, we are all social creatures. There are exceptions out there, but in my experience few choose to go through life alone.
At the heart of this longing for companionship is a need to be liked. Some have this desire more than others but a general appetite for acceptance among individuals allows societies and communities to live together harmoniously. If nobody ever considered the consequences of their actions on others, there would be widespread disorder and chaos. In fact, without mankind’s search for approval the world would be an uglier and more hostile place.