Personally, I believe there are 4 kinds of love. At its most basic stage, this is what it starts from. 1. Religious - Lazy men's slave ~ god 2. Romantic - someone to fulfill our craving with 3. Platonic - someone to seek help from 4. Patriotic - to make us feel secured. What I find common in all of these categories is help and protection. So my question is...what is love? At the beginning, love is associated with materialist gain...but later....as our insecurities get fulfilled....we start becoming nonselfish and realize this is where the substance lies which makes life worth living. "Temporary things do not contain happiness" What makes nondeep things like lust unfulfilling? Ex. eating a tasty meal might give pleasure...but not as much as giving it to someone else who actually needs it.