Luck takes the place of destiny in Chinese culture.
The history of Chinese symbols clearly tells us that the people of the region attributed the concept of getting blessings to certain symbols that in their essence were actually created by men.
Overtime these man made symbols came to be accepted as symbols that not only represent blessing or good fortune but are also believed to have the power to harvest blessings.
Whether they were initially created with this intention is doubtful but this is how it became as time moved on and the generations who created these symbols passed away.
The next generation did not just take the Chinese blessing symbols at their face value rather they associated special powers with them. Hence they made use of these symbols by incorporating them in their lives in different ways and places with the belief that they could actually bless them.
This ancient belief is so strongly embedded in the minds of the people of the region that the ancient Chinese blessing symbols are still used, produced and marketed for the same purpose. The hype that they have received through the media has even influenced a considerable amount of non-Chinese people to take Chinese blessing symbols as harvesters of good fortune.
So you have a large proportion of the population believing that if you surround yourself with a lot of Chinese blessing symbols somehow you are bound to be blessed. Contrary to reason this is the fashion in which Chinese blessing symbols are taken by and large.
This good fortune phenomenon has been part of the Chinese culture for over 2000 years and continues to grow today to the extent that it has crossed the boundaries of the country. The idea is to generate a feeling of positive energy around you. The Chinese blessing symbols seem to do the trick just fine for the bulk of the Chinese people.
The real worth of Chinese blessings symbols
Although there is no scientific or rational proof behind the use of Chinese blessing symbols it is a tradition that has a die hard following. There is however another category of people that take the Chinese blessing symbols at their face value.
This statement is not to be taken as condescending because the real worth of the Chinese blessing symbols is their face value. If it wasn’t for the aesthetic brilliance of the symbolic structure in which the Chinese symbols are constructed the Chinese blessing symbols would never have gotten this far.
Consider the fact that centuries later people who do not even know how to read and write Chinese characters are taking to the Chinese blessing symbols as fashion. This goes to show that the real worth of these Chinese characters is the physical form in which they are created.
Although highly simplistic in nature, the harmony and balance that the Chinese blessing symbols display makes them seem like a work of art, which is in fact what Chinese symbols really are.