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Street Speak: What is True Love?

Street Speak: What is True Love?

Date: May 19 2006

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It’s a question that has been pondered by the world’s greatest poets and philosophers, and still no one really knows the answer.

What is true love?

Is it sexual or physical? Emotional or intellectual? Maybe it is a mixture of everything.

Kayla asked a Hank, a man on the street, to answer the question, What is true love? Listen to his response.

Dialog

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Kayla

Kayla

Hank

Kayla:  Alright, so, what do you think true love is?

Hank:  What do I think true love is? Hmm….

Kayla:  Have you ever really thought about it before?

Hank:  Ah, sometimes, yes. Ah, between someone, between a person and a significant other, they just know. Ah, shoot. How would I say this?

Kayla:  Do you think people act differently when they’re experiencing true love?

Hank:  Well, yeah, I think so, totally. Because, I mean, I don’t know, it’s got…can’t say I’ve ever really experienced it that much, but I think it’s definitely, like, a bit, definitely make you feel better, happier, kind of this fulfilling feeling that you have inside you.

 

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Discussion

Love is difficult to define, as you can tell from Hank’s response to the question, “What is true love?”

Sometimes, it is easier to say what love is not instead of what love is. For example, love is not sex. Love is not a feeling. Love is not selfish or impatient.

How do you define true love?



What other questions would you like random Americans to answer? Send your questions to dave@englishbaby.com.

 

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mahrad3

mahrad3

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

true love is being sure about your feelings on some one but most of the times people make mistakes on finding their soulmate they wrongly think that they havE fallen in love,however they dont and their feelings is just lust!but you can understand your own feelings by your heart


ANYWAY love is the most beautiful thing in life that gives you hope and energy :)i hope you experience it one day:)

08:15 PM Jul 03 2013 |

nazlii000

nazlii000

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

realy i confused!what is true love????

07:05 PM Jun 29 2013 |

teenager

teenager

Brazil

Love is what makes you do things you shouldn’t…

08:19 PM Apr 04 2013 |

1 person likes this

kavir1387

kavir1387

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

love is the joy of life

11:41 AM Feb 06 2013 |

1 person likes this

Shvukd

Canada

Love can blind everyone. I lost her, I have never seen her yet, She didn’t believe my seriousness, She didn’t care my feeling ,I don’t care about the beauty too much. but right now I miss her so much and I can’t forget her although I met many girls. She’s different girl and nice heart. She can make me laugh and feel happy. First time I met this sweet Indonesian girl in English baby chatting room. I always pray she is always happy and can reach her desire although she has hurt my feeling. That’s true love for me. Annie my doctor by this new account I hope you can see me here, I’m still here for you

08:37 AM Oct 14 2012 |

Hazel :B

Hazel :B

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Just please check this lyrics of John Lennons song:


“Love”


“Love is real, real is love
Love is feeling, feeling love
Love is wanting to be loved

Love is touch, touch is love
Love is reaching, reaching love
Love is asking to be loved

Love is you
You and me
Love is knowing
We can be

Love is free, free is love
Love is living, living love
Love is needing to be loved”


 ...so, can you difine that better?!!

04:37 PM Sep 11 2012 |

heroo7

heroo7

Syrian Arab Republic

love is to give ur ice cream to some1 else


04:29 PM Sep 11 2012 |

Vina Novalina

Indonesia

You know you really love someone and it is true when you want them to be happy even if their happiness means you are not part of it, give without hope for take the reply, actually not easy and I think very hard to do, but in love, people can do everything and impossible can be possible.

04:52 PM Sep 09 2012 |

choi ji woo

Egypt

love is to give and in the same time you take , you want to feel how the other partner deal with you you can not give without no taking it is simple equation .everyone of us try to find someone who make you perfect ,you find yourself with him and behave with him in natural way . i will pay anything to find this person  ,but this thing is not estimated with money because love for the poor people and rich people .

04:38 PM Sep 09 2012 |

zarin.setare

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

to me true love means human`s love to God.i love God.i awe my job to God my healthy,my sanity.every skills i could learn during my life.God is very kind to me and everything in my life which was my beneficial and i wished God gave me then i know all my best properties like my laptop cellphone a kind of gift from God those valuable believes i awe to God .thank God for these gifts and much more important the love of himeself that put in my heart.i think other love like loveof mother to her childeren or even love of a man to woman like in our religion love of imam Ali to hazrate Fateme can be true love because emerged from God`s love

10:06 AM Jun 27 2012 |

mnop20

mnop20

Egypt

i think there is no true love

11:27 PM Jun 24 2012 |

1 person likes this

chance1992

chance1992

China

there are so many tests for lowers,true love,maybe it’s too hard for us to find ,but if you let yourself not trust it anymore,how could you expect to find it?

12:58 PM May 23 2012 |

Bruce_zhou

China

In nowadays,it’s difficut to find true love in young people cause the high press in life,more and more women find husband who hope his husband has so much money and strong backgroud ,even have to bought a hourse before get married,we all know some program about men and women communication on TV show in china so popular in recent years,my friend who is suit age to get married,but little bit shy when talking with woman,so till now still single ,last time he participate the program on TV,but he lost because he don’t have so much money as the girl requirment,so he don’t believe true love,the social so realistic,how do you think about this ,i mean the progrom on TV,you can write down your think here and sharing with us.

10:45 PM May 22 2012 |

Gobsmacker

Germany

Now that’s really difficult to define but in my opinion there are lots of aspects. Most importantly is that you trust one another with everything and still love eachother despite knowing all your partners dirty little secrets. True love is unconditional love and it only occurs very rarely. There’s only one person in my life that I love unconditonally. You may think one can’t do that and there is no such thing as unconditional love. I myself doubted this a while ago but let’s say the peson I love- truly love, kills my cat deliberately I would still love that person. It would be a kind of love/hate relationship. I know that this sounds stupid but in a way true love is just that: Stupid, yet wonderful and the best thing ever. True love is when what you want most in the world is for the other person to be happy- even if it means that you cannot be part of this happiness. When you truly love someone you will do anything for them just to make them happy. You will die for them.

08:18 PM May 22 2012 |

king love

king love

Saudi Arabia

sorry there is no true love ,,,, its just feeling for a priod of time and thats it ,,Because a lot of relationships end up by break up ,,,And thats what i have heard everyday,,,

01:59 PM May 22 2012 |

Vina Novalina

Indonesia

True Love? You know you really love someone and it is true when you want them to be happy even if their happiness means you are not part of it.

05:27 AM Apr 17 2012 |

1 person likes this

emi0808

emi0808

Philippines

True love is when you found someone you want to spend your whole life with, the one that will make you believe about forever. true love is when you feel the magic, when you feel that your heart only beats to that one person and the one that you always think about everyday and all the time wherever you go, you’ll feel that both of you are connected and the feeling like you’ve known each other for a very long time. true love is when you found soul mate in that person. <3<3<3

12:49 AM Apr 17 2012 |

Andressa Holland

Brazil

“The Love never tires or get tired” (Saint Joseph of Cross)

12:04 AM Apr 17 2012 |

Andressa Holland

Brazil

When you feel that your heart is connected with someone’s heart, even if you stay apart of him; when you feel that the both hearts are just one, this is true love! :)

12:00 AM Apr 17 2012 |

Olya1106

Olya1106

Ukraine

I don’t know what is true love. but to mi mine it’s something you can’t describe in words. True love is when you love someone very deeply. It’s when you feel you can’t stay apart from him/her for a long time. Every time u miss him/her, you feel that you need that someone all the time… You are ready to do everything to person you are really true in love…. 

07:48 PM Apr 16 2012 |

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