Paris: I guess all of us would avoid that kind of pain if we could. But most people don't have that choice.
The Doctor: Well fortunately, I do.
Paris: Is it so fortunate? You created that program so that you could experience what its like to have a family. The good times and the bad. You can't have one without the other.
The Doctor: I fail to see why not?
Paris: Think about what's happened to us here on Voyager, everyone left people behind and everyone suffered a loss. But look how it's brought us all closer together. We've found support here and friendship and we've become a family, in part because of the pain we share. If you turn your back on this program you'll always be stuck at this point. You'll never have the chance to say goodbye to your daughter or to be there for your wife and son when they need you. And you'll be cheating yourself of the chance to have their love and support. In the long run, you'll miss the whole point of what it means to have a family.