Should all attachments be broken?
Much thought in Buddhism and related disciplines concerns with breaking attachments. While there are many situations in which this is a viable path, there are others in which it isn't.
You don't break the attachment between mothers and children while they are still children. You don't break the attachment between people and the savings they make in order to survive into old age. You don't break the attachment that exists between people and the political order for which they vote. An Iranian writer, having had to live in the Islamic Republic, stated that "it's the journey, not the destination" does not apply to revolutions. Similarly it doesn't apply to many other things in life.
There is much great wisdom in Buddhism and Eastern paths; but this is a matter on which they are wrong. Breaking attachments is appropriate in some situations, but by no means in all situations. Some attachments are necessary. Some attachments create positive outcomes. And breaking some attachments can have very destructive results.
It's important to distinguish which attachments are right to be there and which attachments are encumbering, unnecessary, manipulated, oppressive or destructive. It's important to distinguish which attachments are positive and which are not. To claim all attachments to be bad militates against reality. A mother-child bond is necessary for the child's development. A bond between people and the results of their labor is necessary for their survival. And a bond between people and the political orders in which they live is necessary for ongoing existence of countries and those countries being livable.
With Buddhism, as with all spiritual paths, there is a need for intelligent assessment as to what applies and what doesn't. Breaking attachments with people who've been destructive or with lifestyles that have been harmful, oppressive or injurious is the right course to take. But there are other attachments that should never be broken, and breaking those attachments is destructive. The breaking of attachments is appropriate in some situations but is in no way a universally valid path.