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Thinking 'bout love


Fri, Nov 30th, 2001
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Monday, December 3, 2001

Recently, my English teacher assigned the class to write an essay about their thoughts on love. Initially, I had a very difficult time with the assignment. I just kept thinking, "what do I really know about love, Im only18."

Yet I soon realized that love isnt just something felt between two newly-weds; love can come in so many different forms. It can be the love I have for my friends or for my little sister. I can even feel love for the stained and sorry-looking sock monkey I sleep with every night. I think its well worth anyones time to stop and reflect on what they believe love is.

In my essay, which is printed below, I decided to focus on three different types of love: romantic, brotherly, and family love.

"Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, endures all things. Love never ends." Pauls words from I Corinthians 13:4-8 are often recited at weddings to illustrate the couples love for each other.

Romantic love is one of the most commonly thought of types of love. Sometimes it seems as if everyone is on a quest to find his or her true love or "the one." This love can bring an intoxicating feeling of happiness, as well as the occasional butterflies fluttering in the stomach. Romantic love requires a great deal of effort and nurturing. In addition this love doesnt always last and can be very painful. Romantic love is often idealized; the verses from Corinthians contain many of those ideals of patience, kindness and the eternity of love.

Contrary to popular belief, Pauls words in his letter to the people of Corinth werent about romantic love. It was actually intended to teach people how to love their brothers. After the events of September 11th, many people were deeply moved and changed by the numerous acts of brotherly love. Its reassuring to know that this type of love still exists in the hearts of Americans, a people who are sometimes known for their impatience and arrogance. Brotherly love should be greatly valued, for it is a humble and powerful love.

Yet, one of the strongest and most enduring loves of all is the love shared by a family. Children receive their first tastes of love from their parents; their family teaches them how to love. It is .....
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