Youngins in Love

Young love is such a fragile concept.

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Young love is such a fragile concept.

Nikole Galea, Photojournalist

Love is defined as the act of caring and giving to someone else. Having someone’s best interest and wellbeing as a priority in your life. To truly love is a very selfless act. Although, different people have different definitions and experiences of love, and everyone’s different experiences of love are of course going to shape what love means to them. The experience of love among young people can influence their behavior and affect their future. 

First of all, the influence of others’ nature shapes their dynamic behavior. Normally dynamic behavior changes due to adaptive interventions. Humans are known to ‘follow the leader’, after constant observation of another person they can pick up little too big aspects of their personality or attitude. For example, if a person’s significant other is a partygoer or participates in other activities – such as drinking or smoking- it could sway the other into undertaking the same interest. This is not necessarily a good thing because it could inevitably lead to an uptaking of negative behavior. 

Although, on the other hand, the influence they receive could be completely different. Occasionally, if they truly love each other then the not so put together person could feel the need to change their behavior and attitude entirely. 

Another approach to the idea that young love in teens changes them behaviorally is the concept of complete infatuation. This could include generating feelings of attachment and security, willingness to sacrifice, or jealousy. The intimacy and endearment that is being endured cause the subject of love to continually “daydreaming” or “fantasizing” of a future with them or happy memories. However, this could negatively impact attendance in school, work, and even family quality time. This situation may create very important damages in interpersonal relations and social relations at an individual level, affecting society. While experiencing love is an important step in the process of maturing, it is also crucial to consider how that person’s behavior could long-term affect yours. 

To continue, affliction with young love can affect teenagers’ futures. Being in love is that thing where you become vulnerable and give someone the ability to destroy you, but you trust them not to. For instance, experiencing love at this age could affect any further selections of future significant others. The first love is normally one of the most important because of the undetermined direction it could go in. They usually result in continued love or heartbreak. First loves don’t usually end in happy endings although those that do are long-lasting and strong. Heartbreak can lead to appetite changes, lack of motivation, weight loss or weight gain, overeating, headaches, stomach pain, and a general sense of being unwell. 

Despite that, there could also be some deep-rooted effects as well. It is hard to trust or love someone again after you have been so emotionally damaged. Even mutual breakups take a toll on the heart. 

In addition, there could be many caused mistakes that could take place in a relationship that could lead to crucial financial and career-altering futures. For example, teen pregnancy is a strong topic among parents and teenagers in prevention. Normally the common reaction to teen pregnancy by teens is panic. This could indefinitely lead to dropping out to support the family. Although, there could be detrimental family issues, such as the parents of the teens confounding belief that they should be punished and shouldn’t help to “teach them a lesson.” When in reality all their rejection is doing is instilling permanent mental damage.

Grace Slawson (9), “In terms of love you have to play your cards safely and wisely.

Love is an unselfish thing, humans love one another with an open heart and it is hard to protect something like that but to do so trust your instincts, communicate, and be hyper-aware.