I found this beautiful post by Chimp on Cup of Zup (check it out - lots of funnies), on how the Chinese culture explains why we wear our wedding rings on the fourth finger:
- The index finger represents your siblings.
- The middle finger represents yourself.
- The ring finger represents your life partner.
- The little finger/pinky represents your children.
- The thumb represents your parents.
Now, try to separate your thumbs. They will separate because your parents are not destined to live with you forever.
Rejoin your thumbs and separate your index fingers. They will separate because your siblings will have their own families and lead their own lives.
Rejoin your index fingers and separate your little fingers/pinkies. They will separate because your children will grow up, get married, and settle down.
Rejoin your little fingers/pinkies and try to separate your ring finger, without separating any of the other fingers. They will not be able to separate because your life partner is meant to be with you throughout your entire life, through thick and thin.
Isn't that beautiful?
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