You can only love what you know. Once you know someone you have no choice, but to love (or hate) him/her. The time required to arrive at the state of knowing someone yields love; otherwise time invested goes in vein and the result would be hate/ animosity for towards the individual you have gotten to know. It is pretty confident, borderline ‘c̫o̫ςκy’, for one to say, but most likely that is because the individual knows his or her self. One can’t assert a statement as such with investing time in getting to know ones self. The love that one has for his/ her self will make other people carry the same feelings for his/ her self, once the time is invested.