2. Someone looks him in the eyes and says, finally, that they love him, not for what he can do for them, not for his connections or power, but for who he is. This can shift his very sense of identity; this would rearrange how he sees himself. Unlike the position he has obtained, this is something he has never had a chance to taste. Being genuinely loved is something that calls to all of us, and other achievements pale in comparison. But the trick in this ending is that it is perhaps the hardest truth for the protagonist to swallow: the idea that someone loves you for you. It’s not a question of whether or not someone genuinely loves him, it’s a question of whether or not he would choose to believe it.