Sorry if this is the wrong place to post this but I wasn't quite sure where to put it. My question is, what makes thing attract? What actually causes particles to attract to each other? I know someone is going to give me the break down of field theory here but that's not what I'm after. What I want to know is why is there charge and what exactly is it? Also, what causes something to have a charge? Why to things attract to opposite charges and not to like charges? What dictates what is charged and what isn't? I have many more questions but I feel that this is plenty for the time being.