“Love and cheerfulness are two wings for great actions”
The complexity of love
As much as cheerfulness can be considered an emotion without complications, love is probably the most complex emotion of all. So is so that some authors doubt love is a basic emotion. In fact, it doesn’t appear in many classifications of emotions. This complexity is greatly due to the fact that there is only one word to describe many types of love.
Love’s function is to increase the chances of permanence of the species. In this sense, it obviously has to do with reproduction. There is a long process to ensure reproduction, which may include erotic attraction, infatuation, sexual attraction, commitment, parenthood, cohabitation, etc. Depending on where we direct our attention, we will have different ways of understanding love.
Extract from the book Universe of emotions