I've overheard conversations between some teens who confess their undying committed love about their partners. Then when asked how long they've been dating, the answers vary from six months to two years. I'm always shocked.
Surprisingly, teens believe that they know what love is at this age, yet they are so uncertain about everything else in life: their careers, their emotional states, their home life, their after high school plans, their sexuality, their religious/spiritual beliefs, their very futures! But ask them about love and they are absolutely sure that they have all the answers.
They speak and behave as if they've never heard of infatuation, obsession or possession. While I don't want to get into the semantics of it all, I wanted to create a post that hopefully makes teens think internally when they think, externally, that they are in love. I wanted to be neutral in my position because for some, this topic is a sensitive issue. However, I will make this one point: love is not jealously, obsession, possession, anger or rage. Love means letting go, loving you more, saving yourself for your future spouse. But in this news clip, love means jealously, rage and death.
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2. Respond in no more than 10 sentences and no less than five.
3. You MUST respond to at least TWO other posts from any student. Your replies cannot be identical comments on different posts and posting shallow comments such as "I agree" or "I disagree" will earn you a zero. Make sure your reply addresses the comment that you are responding to.
Be sure to--
- Be clear about your position
- Provide specific support for your argument
- Use rhetorical devices and other grammar elements
- Write EPIC Content-Engaging, Powerful, Informative, Creative
CAUTION!! Do NOT embarrass me, yourself, your class, the English department, the school or your parents with tasteless, meaningless comments. This is for a grade.
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Due: Fri., May 3, 2019 11:59 p.m. CST
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