The red string of fate is an East Asian belief originating from Chinese legend and is also used in Japanese legend. According to this myth, the gods tie an invisible red cord around the ankles of those that are destined to meet one another in a certain situation or help each other in a certain way. Often, in Japanese culture, it is thought to be tied around the little finger.
- Yes, I believeVote A
- No, I dontVote B
- Hope so its trueVote C
- I am cluelessVote D
Most Helpful Guy
I think it's a very cute idea and looking at how incredibly small the odds were of my girlfriend and me finding each other and becoming a couple, it emotionally feels like there must be something like that.
However, I don't believe in fate (a least not in a religious/mystic sense) and so rationally I have to reject such a concept.1
Most Helpful Girl
This is similar to the Ancient Greek belief that humans were originally created by Prometheus as four-headed, four-armed and four-legged. Now Zeus didn't perceive humans to be a good thing, so he separated the human into two, ultimately cursing them by removing their other half. This is often interpreted by believers that thus, the meaning of life is to find that other half. It's a rather lovely perspective, and I'd love to believe in it. Yet life is complex and so are humans.1