Advice on falling in love with teacher

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 11 July, 2000, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 11 July, 2000, 12:00am

One day, a friend of mine asked me what I thought about falling in love with a teacher. Most people think that the idea of falling in love with a teacher is unacceptable, especially in Chinese society.

They think that this kind of relationship is abnormal as it disrupts the normal ethics of love.

I think it is odd too, but this kind of love should not be denied because it is difficult to stop oneself from loving someone who is worth loving in one's mind.

So, I believe that starting a relationship with a teacher is not outrageous but only a matter of how you handle the relationship.

First, you should be clear in your mind whether the teacher is suitable to become your partner for life. Love is not a game that you can quit anytime, it is a pledge. Once you have started it, you should try to sustain it for as long as you may live.

Nowadays, many teenagers seek lovers anytime, anywhere. Youngsters easily fall in love on impulse. They seldom think twice before starting a relationship. Perhaps they do not even know what love is.

You should also be careful of your behaviour in school.

I think making eyes at each other in school is improper because it will tarnish the image of the teacher or even put his career at risk. So, it is better to maintain some distance to avoid the spread of rumours.