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IN Creative ON 11 Jan, 2016
We all want to fall in love with someone we can trust and be for the rest of our lives. We hope to be with a person who is willing to spend all the mundane and extraordinary moments of their life with us. Love, though hard to define, is something we all aim for every single day. Thus, sometimes we try so hard to find the right person that we end up feeling tired and lost.
True love does not have to make us feel like dying, rather, it should make us feel alive and willing to face the next days ahead. With all of the problems surrounding the world, we could use a hug from people we care for. And if you want to find your one true love, this story might just fill your heart with joy.
This story is called the Red String of Fate, an ancient Chinese myth that says that all the people have invisible red strings tied around their ankles.
It might sound weird that an invisible string is red, but let's move that aside and focus on its purpose. In the Chinese myth, these red cords are tied around people's ankles.
When you meet your one true love as told by fate, these red strings on your ankle should meet the red strings of the other person. Once they meet, you should be happy to note that you have found your genuine romantic partner.
In the Japanese version, the red string is not believed to be around the ankle. Instead, the red strings are placed around the little fingers of people.
No matter how much people go as far away from their true love as possible, the invisible red strings will never break. Even if these lovers are torn away not just by place, but also by time, the red strings of fate will remain because genuine love knows how to wait.
This Chinese myth is similar to how people in the West have a notion of a soulmate, who basically is a person who is destined to be with someone. Thus, there is no coincidence or sheer luck, there is only fate that guides people in love.
If you had the power to see red strings, would you use your ability to help people find their true love? What if you find out that the person you dislike has a red string that meets your own red string? It's nice to ponder about these things sometimes, especially since we are all about technology and material consumption nowadays.
What do you think, is your true love waiting for you? Or do you think that there is no such thing as a soulmate? I want to believe that there is fate in love, but I also believe that we have to act on it.