Ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon! It is a great honor for me to stand here and give you a brief speech.
Today, I ` d like to show my personal viewpoint upon love and duty. To begin with, I want to ask you some questions. What`s love? What`s the meaning of duty? I `ve looked them up in the dictionary which says that "love" means strong feelings of attraction towards and affection for another adult. "Duty" means something that you feel is the right thing to do. Do you agree with this definition?
As everyone knows, it is likely that everybody in the world is loving or being loved by someone else. Then, what`s the relationship between love and duty? In my opinion, I believe that duty comes from love and love cannot live without duty.Argentina
On one hand, there is love, there is duty. According to a recent survey, about 78% of the college students think that love and duty should exist together at the same time.
Love and Duty
Once upon a time, there was an old man visiting his wife in the nursing home every morning, just to have breakfast with her, who had got Alzheimer`s. Despite the fact that the wife no longer remembered who he was, the old man still visited her with the thought that "Although She doesn`t know me, I know who she is ." Obviously, we can draw the conclusion that duty is from love, and love is duty.
On the other hand, love without duty is incomplete. For example, if A loves B, while A doesn`t want to take his responsibility for this love, we can certainly say that it is not true love. Of course, this love never lasts long.
To prove my idea better, I will take my friend`s personal experience as an example. Once a friend of mine told me that the relationship between her and her boyfriend was broken up. I asked, "Why?" She replied," I don`t need someone to love me who doesn`t care about me, for he is not responsible. I don`t want a love which is not true." I think she has made a correct choice. The love without duty is sure to be dull.
Therefore, love is not an individual. No duty, no love.
Whether you are a woman or man, old or young, whether you arelonging for love or disappointed in love, whether you are loving or being loved by somebody else, whether the love is due to your daily work or the society, the people or the nation, you had better remember that: love is duty, and duty comes from love. Love and duty is everywhere during our lifetime!
Thank you! Thank you for your listening!