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What is Love?

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Picture: Different languages for “I love you”.

What is Love? I don’t know. Thousands of people may have thousands of answers for that question. But what about when you’re only seven and your favourite person is your mum? One Saturday, me and two of my good friends went to Natural History Museum and asked children what love is, and asked people from different countries to teach us how to pronounce/write “I love you” in their own languages. Children are always pure, lovely and happy, we were pretty sure they can give us many unexpected answers. Check out the video below, the touched moments about love.

Video: What is Love? 

Love is a variety of different feelings, states, and attitudes that ranges from interpersonal affection to pleasure. It can refer to an emotion of a strong attraction and personal attachment. It can also be a virtue representing human kindness,compassion, and affection—”the unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another”. It may also describe compassionate and affectionate actions towards other humans, one’s self or animals.

To-morrow is Saint Valentine’s day,
All in the morning betime,
And I a maid at your window,
To be your Valentine.
Then up he rose, and donn’d his clothes,
And dupp’d the chamber-door;
Let in the maid, that out a maid
Never departed more.

                         —William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act IV, Scene 5.
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Valentine’s Day is a symbol of love, not doubtful at all. We set a questionnaire about the gifts most often given on Valentine’s Day (Allowing for multiple gifts given), and 40 random people are involved on the questionnaire, regardless of gender, age, occupation and race. Here are the answers.
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Infographic about the gifts most often given on Valentine’s Day (Allowing for multiple gifts given) – 40 random people are involved on the questionnaire, regardless of gender, age, occupation and race.

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Video filming:

Liping Luo         (London College of Communication, BA Journalism Year-2);

Shirley Liu         (Cass Business School, BSc IFRM Year-1);

Shangyan Cai     (Cass Business School, BSc Accounting and Finance Year-3 )

Video editing: Liping Luo

Photography: Liping Luo

Article: Liping Luo

Infographic: Liping Luo

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* Specially thanks the help from Shirley and Shangyan, who are not part of LCC.

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