Love at First Sight
By Jasmine, age 14, Michigan
In every Disney movie ever released, there has been a prince or princess who falls in love, gets married, and lives happily ever after. Quite often the main characters will meet at a glance, or what some call "love at first sight", and then everything is perfect and they spend the rest of their amazing lives together. I think Disney is giving these little boys and girls who watch these movies false hopes, because this is nothing close to what really happens.
Imagine Cinderella's Prince Charming rejecting her on the spot! Now that would be reality! Love at first sight is something that not only doesn't exist, but is a false hope for naive people. To love someone is to know everything about them, to know both sides of them. Everyone has two sides, their emotional side and the side that they put on in public. When seeing someone for the first time, it's seeing just the side they put on, not their feelings. What some may feel on first meeting is nothing more than attraction, and falling in love ... in lust ... with their looks.
Experiencing true love is something that takes months, even years, not something that can just be experienced within a couple seconds. When asked to describe love, some may say that their heart starts racing, their palms start sweating, and they can't mutter the words to say anything, much less a hello, but in reality to love someone is to understand them, and that's impossible to do in a mere 40 seconds. If something were to happen at first sight, it would be attraction, and that's nothing close to love. What some people call love at first sight is in reality just something that may end in a tearful breakup or messy divorce.