There are all sorts of fuss about a woman who is expecting a baby. People drop in wishes and cards and gifts. Medically, people would recommend their best gynaecologists, talk out of experience, suggest stuff like talking to the baby etc. Some might even take the mother maternity-dress shopping.
Some of us were abused when we were kids- verbally, physically, emotionally or even sexually. Others may have seen their parents go through the same. Some others might have just read about it in the newspapers etc.
Humans are social creatures. Everyone likes to be looked at, talked to, and listened to. They like validation of worth. But not many would go out of their way to make this happen. The ones that do, however, are called attention seekers.
How often do we come across young people going through the motions of their life with a meaningless given-up-all-hope sort of attitude? We all have to engage with the question of meaning, or the lack of it, at some point in time. The feeling of lack of meaning in life is at the root of a large share of psychopathology.