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To the audiences of today’s debate, to the speakers of both benches, and to our dashing, gorgeous,

and loving professor slash adjudicator, Prof. Joyce Castillo I, ma’am, GOOD MORNING!
As the Prime Minister of the government side, it is my job to define the motion and give you our
first argument. On the other hand, my Deputy Prime Minister will rebuttal the arguments of the
leader of opposition and will support our argument and provide more support to strengthen our
stand. Our Whip will rebuttal the constructive speeches of the Leader of Opposition, Deputy
Leader of Opposition, and Opposition Whip and will crystalize our arguments.
Love. A single word yet carries a lot of meanings. A single word yet very crucial to one’s life. A
single word yet a very big one for everyone.
Love is the most powerful emotion a human being can experience.
The ancient Greek used 7 words to define the different states of love:

Storge: natural affection, the love you share with your family.
Philia: the love that you have for friends.
Eros: sexual and erotic desire kind of love (positive or negative)
Agape: this is the unconditional love, or divine love
Ludus: this is playful love, like childish love or flirting.
Pragma: long standing love. The love in a married couple.
Philautia: the love of the self (negative or positive)

No matter how many states of love there are, the bottom line is we love. We all know how to love.
But there are times that we forgot how to do it. However, when we remember, we love again. We
share it. We treasure it. We endure it. Because, that’s love.
Ladies and gentlemen, we in the government bench believe that loving once is not enough to
describe fully the feeling of love and being loved. We need to experience it again so that we can
say that it’s sweeter. Yes! We believe that love is sweeter the second time around.

1st Argument: When you’ve is sweeter the second time around because we learned our mistakes.

We believe that romance can be even better the second time around -- richer and more
fulfilling. We'll tell you why ,

For instance, now you are probably more…

Grounded. Like a tree that grows on a windswept hillside, your roots are stronger for having
weathered storms of pain and loss. Relationship challenges that might have seemed
overwhelming before look tame by comparison to what you’ve been through. You will be more
relaxed and able to give your new relationship room to breathe and grow. That sort of freedom
is fertile ground for sweeter love than you’ve ever known.

Grateful. As Joni Mitchell’s classic song says, “Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know
what you’ve got till it’s gone?” That is never more true than in romance. Losing everything
you had in a relationship is a sure way to learn what things you’d been taking for granted all
along. When you’ve regained them in a new lover, odds are good you’ll be more grateful than
ever before.

Giving. Once you've lived through a relationship loss, you know well that love isn’t free—
you've got to pay your way by giving of yourself every day. At times the gift is large—sitting
up with a sick child so your partner can rest. Other times it’s more mundane, like making the
bed each morning when you get up. The more freely you give, the more your new relationship
will surpass the first.

Can love be sweeter the second time around? Absolutely! All love is buoyant. No matter when
it comes around, grab hold, hang on, and see how high you can fly.

They say, you will never know love unless you’ve tried it. Indeed! How can you describe or even express
love if you’ve never experienced it yourself?