Unconditional love is important in life, it helps make judgments which will not contradict logic. Here is a story I found which shows that if we allow emotion to rule our judgement serious problems can occur. (sorry if the jedi stuff gets in the way, ignore the bits about the code and it still makes sense) Jance entered the cannibal Colicoids hut. She had found out that it was these people who had eaten her companion. She told them that she had come to trade. Her starship had been badly damaged and she needed new parts. After hours of negotiating she acquired the parts she needed and returned to her ship. When she returned home she was asked why she bargained with the beings for the starship components after they had eaten her companion; she responded: "Because eating the flesh of sentient beings is not forbidden by the Jedi Code-but to the Colicoids, not eating the flesh of sentient beings is considered a sign of insanity." This Jedi recognized that punishing the Colicoids for following their nature would be acting out of emotion and ignorance. Similarly, not procuring a badly needed engine part would have been punishing herself out of guilt.