" The debate is open ! "
A beautiful and convincing explanation given by the Chinese. In this explanation each of your fingers will represent one or more people:
Thumb (first or big finger) represents your parents.
Index (second finger) represents your brothers and sisters.
The Major (it's the middle one) represents you.
L’Annulaire (l’avant-dernier) represents your partner.
The Auricular (the smallest) represents your children.
First, stick your hands palm against palm, then bend the middle fingers (major) to put them back to back. The ends of the other 3 fingers and thumb are open and resting on each other.
Now, try to separate your thumbs (your parents). They will open, because your parents are not destined to live with you throughout your life, and must leave you sooner or later. To pick up your Inches.
Separate your Indexes (your brothers and sisters). They will also open, because your brothers and sisters will have their own families and their own lives. Collect Your Indexes Try to separate your little fingers (your children). They open too, because one day your children will grow up, get married, settle in their own home and manage their lives.
To pick up your Indexes. Finally, try to separate your rings (your wife or husband). You will be surprised because you will not succeed. The husband and wife are united by a sacred bond and must stay together all their lives for the better and the worse.