Before you grow up, you must fall in love 3 times.
Once, you must fall in love with your best friend, ruining your friendship forever. This will teach you who your true friends are, and the fine line between friendship and more.
Once, you must fall in love with someone you believe to be perfect. You will learn that no one is perfect, and that you should never be treated any less than you deserve.
And once, you must fall in love with someone that is exactly like you. This will teach you about who you are, and who you want to be.
And when you’re through with all that, you learn that love is only a concept that is not something that can be defined; it is different to each person that experiences it. And you will learn to respect each and every person on this earth, knowing that everyone only wants to be loved.
Do not regret that you have loved but did not have it returned, do not regret falling out of love. Rather, appreciate the beauty of having loved; the pain that it had caused that made you realize the depths love can make you feel, and the fulfillment it has given you, knowing that a part of you will always be someone and a part of that someone, with you.