In Plato’s “Symposium,” he describes a “ladder of love” that begins with love for a single person.
He is speaking of the love that starts with attraction. If that relationship buds and the love progresses, the initial spark that provided “chemistry” grows into a concern for your mate’s well being.
Their goals and spiritual progress become important to you. If that is nurtured properly, Plato contends, that love will further bloom into a love for others, a concern for community.
Eventually love for that special someone who caught your eye leads to a love of politics. Sounds like a leap?