This lecture deals with many different aspects of the alienation of feelings. In "Varieties of Love," Romi feels that the emotion of love is neglected and not respected in American society. With particular relevance for the materialistic 1980s and 1990s, Greenson described how love is far less important to most people and especially to our youth than success or security or popularity. In this lecture, he made the important distinction between the passive wish to be loved and the active capacity to love another. This lecture is a tour-de-force in that Greenson, ever the modern developmentalist, traces the very origins of the capacity to love through the entire life cycle. In doing so, he anticipated in 1961 the discussions of narcissism, object relations, and the problems of establishing and maintaining intimacy that occupy center stage in psychoanalysis today.