VD1-Breaking the myth of heartbreaks


Pretty deep. A “heartbreak” is the most tragic natural disaster; your world stops, you want to cry, you want to die, but you can only sigh. LOL, but I don’t get one thing, why is it called a “heartbreak”? Like does your heart really break? Is your heart made of glass? Last I checked, the heart is an organ that ONLY PUMPS. That boom boom boom when you see that special someone is your heart pumping blood (like it always does) to all parts of your body.

You know who you should blame? Your brain… Your brain is responsible for EVERYTHING! It makes us blame our eyes when we say love is blind, it sends butterflies to the stomach, tells the heart to pump blood to the reproductive organs etc etc etc; Its the brain, blame the brain. When a person “falls in love”, different areas of the brain release euphoria-inducing chemicals such as dopamine, oxytocin (the so-called love hormone), adrenaline and vasopressin. Increased heart rate? That’s the brain telling the heart to beat faster so the chemicals in the blood can reach organs faster. The heart is just an errand boy who is blamed for mishaps(Classic case of shooting the messenger).

Love is a choice a person makes, has NOTHING, nothing at all to do with the heart. And guess who makes that choice? The brain. And forgiving someone who “broke your heart”? Also a choice. The heart cannot fall and break into pieces, the heart is not a plate. Your brain is not a plate and if your brain “breaks”, it can repair itself. So next time someone offends you and says sorry, don’t give that silly excuse of “you broke my heart”, its irreparable (if your heart breaks, you won’t live to tell the tale), things might not be the same because trust has been breached but you can forgive the person and let them go so you can live your life! And the next time you see that cute person and your brain wants to misbehave, tell it “hey hey, your mind for dey!!”.

Take control of your emotions and your life. Forgiveness matters. Do you understand?

I’ll be back tomorrow.
The Chicken Slayer