What is love ? Some say it’s that moment when you meet someone and your stomach turns or when you drive for hours to meet someone for 10 minutes, but in my opinion love in its most naked form is giving someone the ability to destroy you but trusting them not to do so.
I have, incredibly recently, given this ability to someone and have I done the right thing ? I hope so but only time can tell. We both don’t exactly have the best track record when it comes too relationships but this time, I believe, it is going to be different.
Upon sharing my rather cheesy thoughts with others I found that not many people were supportive. For the most part they all thought it was fun and games and not anything serious. Upon further investigation I found out that according to most people we were “too young” and not “mature enough“. Let that sink in. I, a 16 year old male dealing with the pressure of studies, my family and a plethora of other things am not “mature” enough to love someone. It honestly broke my heart when I realized that almost every youngster in love must have been told this and that is just disgusting.
Young love is a beautiful thing, a thing which should be cherished. I mean, look at it this way, two people with their entire life ahead of them look at each other and say “You’re the one I wanna be with“. If that’s not love I don’t know what is.
Love, whether it be between two teenagers or adults, should never be undermined. It should not never be deterred, frowned upon or be labelled as a “game”. Love is a beautiful thing, the purest thing in the world, it’s the sole reason I get up in the morning and for it to be labelled as something less is just wrong.
Young love is beautiful; however, it is also fragile. At the end of the day, we are just teenagers and not always but often we confuse love with other things. For example, if someone is giving you attention you may love the attention, but not the person giving it. Love also leads to people getting hurt, but the thing to remember is that love didn’t hurt you; someone who didn’t know how to love hurt you and we should never confuse the two. Love is dangerous, risky and not for the faint hearted but is it worth it ? Is the hurt if it doesn’t work actually worth trying ? Absolutely. You see, at the end of the day, love is a risk: it’s leap of faith and all one can hope for is that they’re making the leap for someone who’s willing to do the same for them.
Young love is beautiful. Young love is pure but most of all young love is right. Two people look at the battles they’ll have too face in the world and say to each other “I know it’s gonna be difficult but we’ll make it through”. Two people look ahead at the challenges they will face and decide they’re gonna face them together. Two people who know that it’s not gonna be easy decide that it’s worth it, that is young love.
To be young and in love is a gift, a gift that not many people are given and for those of us who are lucky enough to receive this gift, I urge them not too take it for granted.