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Jean
2012/11/19
On Love
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, love defines as “feel deep affection for someone,” which means to have a crush on someone, and people want to be stay with him or her or even get married. On the other hand, love can define as “someone or something that people care about,” which means excepting for the affection for men and women, people concern about someone or something and they want to protect them from getting hurt. However, the definition of love from dictionary is narrow, and love can be many types of forms such as parent to child, friend to friend, teacher to student, and so on.

To begin with, parents are the only people in the world that would love their children unconditionally. As the saying goes, “Blood is thicker than water.” No matter what children do or how many mistakes they make, parents will always accept and forgive them. Parents guide their children toward the right path and teach them the morals in life. Parents devote their whole lives to support their children and encourage them to do the right thing. Therefore, the bond between parents and children is so strong that it cannot be broken apart.

Apart from parent-child love, another type of love is friend to friend. A friend is a person who will always give you a hand when you are in need or offer you comfort when you get into trouble; a friend is a person who you trust and can rely on. In addition, a friend is a person who you can share your secrets with and talk freely without any pressure. Joseph Addison once said, “The greatest sweetener of human life is friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.” Hence, Friendship love makes people’s life more colorful and wonderful. It is impossible to imagine a life without this love.

In addition to Parent-child love and friendship love, the other kind of love is teacher to student. Teachers are like second parents to students who always devote their time...
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