The red string of fate, also referred to as the red thread of destiny, red thread of fate, and other variants, 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 string around the ankles of men and women who are destined to be soul mates and will one day marry each other. Often, in Japanese culture, it is thought to be tied around the little finger.
The two people connected by the red thread are destined lovers, regardless of time, place or circumstances. This magical cord may stretch or tangle, but never break. This myth is similar to the Western concept of soulmates or a twin flame.
Apparently, death should be reserved until after the more substantial portions of your life, not unlike waiting until the end of a meal for something sweet and light.
Suicide, on the other hand, is a lot like cheating. It’s the philosophical equivalent of having your dessert before dinner, but when your metaphorical buffet consists of nothing but brussel sprouts, stale biscuits and crusty leftovers from the bottom of the pan, the after-dinner treat seems a lot more appealing.
Defense mechanisms are automatic psychological processes that protect an individual from anxiety and the awareness of internal or external threats. Defense mechanisms can be classified into groups or levels that indicate how they affect an individual’s functioning.
The four levels (and examples for each category) are as follows: