Teens & love

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What do teens think about love? Is it very important, or is it just for fun? Is love meaningful in a teen’s life? Love is like a roller coaster, but in what way? Is it a roller coaster because ofwhat teenagers think about it? What is love? The Webster’s Desk Dictionary defines love as “a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person.” In some cases, love may just be a word… ormaybe an excuse for losing you virginity. On the other hand, love may also be everything: happiness, smiles, tears, holding hands, a cute boy or girl, a boyfriend, a girlfriend, gifts etc. Or love may bejust confusing and something new, it can be just the boy or girl you like and that makes you feel good.
Love is in some cases, for some people a mask, something that just serves as a decoration.Cecily Von Ziegesar says in her book Gossip Girl: You Know You Love Me, “after all, no one really wants to go to college a virgin,” (2). With these words, we can see that for maybe a lot of people, theones she’s talking about, love and/or dating is there for losing their virginity with some handsome guy or nice girl. “She was too wrapped up in her own tragedy (…) And she was still a virgin,”(Ziegesar 220) It feels as is love is just a word and a good reason to have sex, but just for some teenagers, because just the older ones think about college. Probably love for seniors and juniors is anexcuse to lose their virginity, but not for all of them.
“Edward, I know who I can’t live without. (…) But I could never be that self-sacrificing. I have to be with you. It’s the only way I can live,”is what Stephenie Meyer writes in her book Eclipse (610; ch 27). These words demonstrate us the other kind of teenage love, this love may be a little intense though. This way of perceiving the love isvery important; because we can see that love for these teenagers is everything, their own lives. As I said before, love may be for another part of the teen population in the world something that’s...
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