F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, “There are all kinds of love in this world but never the same love twice.” Little did he know how heavily his words would resonate in for the 21st century’s youth.
Young love is a topic of debate since no one can really define it, other than as a sentiment of pure attachment. Even more so, one’s love for a significant other is belittled by many parents. Parents question the ability of teenagers to know what love is and denote this sentiment as tempo-
Unfortunately, young love is not always depicted by the world as true love. Infatuation and attraction are a few of the synonyms adults tend to use when describing the notorious emotion.
“Love is based on perception. Adults will never understand how teenagers view love and teenagers will never understand how adults perceive love,” junior Mayra Aguilar said.
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, young love is being put to the test to prove the world that it is true love. For most people, Valentine’s Day calls up images of flowers, chocolate, cards, candlelit dinners and other expressions of l’amour. But what is this crazy little thing called love? Are there differences between what young couples who are in love for the first time do compared to committed couples who renew their affections? And what about those who find first or second (or third) love later in life?
This can only be answered by the mystery that is love.