Story The phrase “Love conquers all things” has survived several millenniums to reach your ears, and its enduring nature is a testament to its powerful message. Love is the undercurrent to the most integral parts of the human experience: relationships, loss, family, safety, and much more. We need love, in any of its forms, to live happy lives. If you are just learning this now, don’t worry, it took me a long time to understand the benefits of choosing love. Many people in my life have fallen into dark places, making detrimental decisions as a response to how the world treated them. Whether it was self-medicating with addictive substances, restricting their diet, or worse, my loved ones were clearly hurting.