Paper on The Use of the Word Love

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The Use of the Word Love

Six months after I met a young man, he expressed to me how much he loved me. Being sixteen
years old, I thought it to be very flattering but I could not accept him saying this to
me. The word, love in the romantic sense, is something that would take so much out of me
to say to a person. Love is something that you express to someone that you can not, in any
way, see living your life without. The last time I saw the young man who supposedly loved
me, was on my seventeenth birthday when he told me I was a waste of his time. Love is the
strongest emotion and most powerful word anyone can say to someone else. Some people use
the word love everyday as though it is not as big of a deal as it really is.

Jewel's song, "Always," illustrates a definition of love. The first line of the song
totally defines love in the same way I do with, "Please don't say 'I love you,' those
words touch me much too deeply." With this one line, my entire definition of love is

There are other things people can love: a pet, family members, certain kinds of food but
these are all loved by a different kind of love. There are millions of ways you can love,
but this kind of love does not happen all the time to a person. It is the kind of love
that is not there at the beginning, but grows inside you. This kind of love is for another
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