The Four Loves
Lewis, C. S.
Lewis wants to defend Need-love. “No doubt Need-love, like all our impulses, can be selfishly indulged. A tyrannous and gluttonous demand for affection can be a horrible thing.” But, Lewis adds, “in ordinary life no one calls a child selfish because it turns for comfort to its mother; nor an adult who turns to his fellow ‘for company.’” Those who never need the company and comfort of others are usually “cold egoists.”