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Comment: This reminds me...

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This reminds me...

...of how other languages like Greek have multiple words for different kinds of loves. Some of those creature-comfort likes or 'loves' would be 'storge', love between friends 'phileo', erotic love 'eros', God's unconditional love 'agape'.

You have a good point that we tend to lump all these things together under one word in English.

CS Lewis has an interesting book, 'The Four Loves', which presents the idea (among others) that these various other loves need to be grounded in the 'agape', otherwise they can actually devolve into complicated forms of hatred while still being called 'love'.