Many professional peace-making groups get together each day to try finding “peace” in our world. The truth be told, I believe they are looking in all the wrong places. Love is the movement. Teenagers especially, find it easy to be discouraged with the love topic because most haven’t even experienced it. I believe if people would take the time and effort into getting to know your neighbor and classmates, peace would be increased. When you ask young children, you often hear their solution being, “why can’t we all just love one another?” We laugh at their suggestion, but maybe, they could be right. People today just can’t accept and respect differences and have to separate them. It doesn’t have to be a romantic love, but just a love that’s just out of respect for your fellow being.
You always read stories today about true love, or see it on T.V. Honestly, the value of love today doesn’t mean what it should. If love is supposed to be the ultimate feeling, how come it never seems worth it anymore? Love is worth it, and if it isn’t, I don’t know what ever will. Society is lazy, and we give up on things if its not handed to us. Imagine a world where nobody gives up on love. When you think about it, you see that there would be a lot less violence and sadness.
Being fifteen, I watch my parents, together for twenty-one years now, and I could never question the meaning of love. Together they have over come many unfair obstacles in life, but because of their love for one another, they held on and made it through. So many people would just give up on it because they don’t like being upset, but life is about being upset and finding what it is that makes you happy. Love is happiness; you simply can’t have one without the other. Love is a positive influence that shows people that there is someone who cares about them, and they don’t have to be alone. This is why I say love is the highest power out there. In our lifetime, we will never feel a greater joy than love because there isn’t a better feeling. When you find any sort of love, romantic or not, hold on to it tightly because not everyone is so lucky. It’s worth it, and it is worth the extra effort to do what it takes to make it work and make it better. In our generation, love is the movement. It could be the start of a new world, a new and better beginning. Giving people the chance to be different, have their own opinion, and loving them for every inch of their individualism is our movement.