What is love? This is a burning question that people have pondered over for centuries, inspiring some of the greatest works of art in human history (and 90’s Eurodance singer Haddaway). Yet still, we don’t really know. Sure, science has answered many questions in terms of chemical and hormonal reactions, attraction and the need for companionship, but that doesn’t much help us in terms of how to negotiate our own emotions and relationships.
25-year-old poet Taylor Myers, from Dayton, Ohio, decided to share her thoughts on the matter while plumbing the emotional depths of bitterness from a difficult experience. Her post, raw, fearful and full of regret, touched many people who had experienced the shocking contrasts between the intense, burning adoration of young love, and the cold ashes of realism that remain once the fire has faded.
Later on, perhaps in a less turbulent emotional state and seeking to add some balance to her unexpectedly viral prose, Taylor went back to add a more heartwarming lesson she learned in her ‘Relationships for Life’ class. Once again her words went viral, but this time for different reasons. “The reaction blew me away,” Taylor told Bored Panda. “I still get messages weekly from people telling me how it affected them, how it saved their relationship, or how it gave them the strength to walk away from someone that was holding them back. It blows my mind to know that something I created has touched so many people across the world, has urged them to come to me for advice or clarification or just a listening ear.”
Many people have asked or commented on the ‘Relationships for Life’ class that Taylor referred to, often with a dose of skepticism. Taylor found it to be invaluable however, and if you think about it, why shouldn’t we all learn more about something that will become one of the very foundations of our lives? “That class without a doubt molded the way I view and handle all my relationships, romantic or otherwise,” Taylor told us. “And I think they’re all healthier and more transparent because of that class. It should be taught everywhere.”
Scroll down below to check out Taylor’s eloquent writing for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!