A Sufferer's View
The general negative sentiment portrayed in this phrase may very well be true, I have no reason to doubt that.
I currently am one of those unfortunates who suffers
from this very affliction, if it can possibly be called an
affliction. Yes, I know fully well it's probably just the hormones
talking, and they'll be done in a mo.
But regardless of whether the feelings are real or not,
regardless of how silly and immature it may seem to those of you who
have had far longer to fully understand the wonderful, painful truth
that is love; puppy love is, for many, their initiation into a
strange new world.
And considering the fact that we are also given the
ability to look back at it later and laugh at ourselves says to me
that puppy love is one of the less cruel initiations. It certainly
beats being forced to streak through campus, that's for certain.