Human attachment or moh and related emotions are necessary for individual or group survival. Bonding is the process of attachment that develops between romantic partners, close friends, or parents and children and is characterized by emotions such as affection and trust, and the investment of time and efforts on the parts of the people involved. In the 4th century BC, the Greek philosopher Plato argued that love directs the bonds of human society.
Detachment as a practice hinders the development of attachment, and prevents the growth of love and affection. Attachment to a person or place is essential to be able to partake in the daily responsibilities perpetuated by human bonds and to maintain the continuity of social life.