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Too Young To Know Love?

When we say those three words, they say we're too young to understand. But how many people can actually define or describe it?
We grew up loving those around us for years, our family and closest friends, through childhood and adolescence. But we're adults now. So how can we not understand it?
Why is it acceptable for people toss the word around at even lifeless material possessions or famous strangers, but it sounds "stupid" for me to say it to the one who makes me happy?
I'm not blind. I know nobody is perfect. I don't believe in "ONE made for you." But I refuse to accept the term "infatuation" and I'm not going to miss the chance to express myself before it's too late. ♥
AvriTrevi AvriTrevi 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 6, 2013

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One problem with understanding "love" is the word itself. In other languages and even some in English there are multiple words that when translated into English all end up as "love". Take Greek for example: the word Eros is the sexual love between a husband & wife, technically it translates into erotic - no bad or dirty in its proper context. Philo is a word for brotherly love. The city of Philadelphia is the city of brotherly love. Then we have the word "agrape" which means an unconditional love that expects nothing in return. It is closer to the word charity, the love God gives to us. See 1 Corinthians 13 where the king James translators used charity instead of love like the more modern translations use. Each form of the word carries different meanings. We have to understand which word or meaning is intended before we can understand the context.

wow.go girl.... and there is no age for love...but beware mainly and in this era love hurts alot

I am 30 years old and just now understanding the true meaning of real love. I realize my past relationships that failed, were all lessons I had to learn, in order to prepare me for the "one". When you're in love, you know it. Nobody can tell you if you are or aren't. You feel it in your heart. Even their little flaws, you tolerate them. You love them unconditionally. And if you truly love them, then their happiness is important to you. You love and support them, no matter what.

Young love is precious. If you are in love, then be in love. I'm sure those who tell you too young, care about you. Don't brush away their words. Take it all in. You'll thank them as you get older. Trust me. People are in our lives for a reason. And if it is just an infatuation, that's okay. Let it be a lesson you learn. I wish I learned all this when I was your age. But I am glad that I know now and not another 20 years from now. I am glad to have the opportunity to share all this with you. Love will come when you least expect it. And perhaps you have found love at your age and if you have, then congrats. If not, then enjoy being young. You have plenty of time to find love. Everyone find love at different times. I found it at 30. Hope this helps. Good luck, sweetie.