I remember a time when I was a kid we were told that Fax machines, portable phones, computers, etc etc would enable us to work less and experience life more. We would become more "enlightened" and "evolved" and life would be perfect. I was lied to!
I fall in love with honest. With breakdowns, with raw soul bearing, with tragic situations. I always found such a beauty in the broken, but there is something else, something more magical in the stable. The healthy, the emotionally/mentally secure.
Your word is your lifeline. If you do not have your word you are nothing. The most important thing is to always keep your word. Fulfill all your promises. No matter how small. Do this and your word will have more weight than gold.