It's good to need each other. I'm not talking about codependence or dependence; I'm thinking more along the lines of interdependence. That would actually solve some of our current problems. Sherry Turkle (author of "Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other") talks about our needs not being met socially and that we don't really know how to have a conversation anymore. Working together on need-based projects in our local areas certainly might give us that opportunity back.
There is a sinister concern here too. When people find themselves in great need, ever do opportunists see room to appoint themselves caretakers and to control us. Fascism is a possibility when collapses come. Dystopic stories like "The Handmaid's Tale," "Farenheight 451" and "Brave New World" (along with the more modern movies like "Equilibrium"). You can halfway see it, right? We're already addicted to tons of pharmaceuticals, and we don't even have touch with the basic skills and knowledge about living and working in nature. Media tells us what to think and essentially lulls us into a kind of static at times. I'm not a doomsdayer over all, but I do think we need to be aware and extremely thoughtful.