Care about and care for

We care about people, and we care for people.

The dependents in our life we care for because they did not choose the relationship. That is appropriate.

In relationships of equals we care about each other. That too is appropriate.

We still have a need to be cared for.

Now we have the power to realise it, ask for it, and in most cases: Let the people who care about us deeply to also care for us.