Why Do We Tie a String Around Our Finger to Remember Something?

For many years, Mothers have chosen this way to help their children to remember something.

why do we tie a string around our finger to remember something

This is a carry-over from olden days when people tied pieces of cloth around any painful part of their body.

This cloth was tied in one area to keep the “spirit of life” in that area, and so cure it and keep the pain from spreading to other parts of the body. The string on the finger was designed to “keep” the thought there, to be remembered later when it was needed.

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  • anonymous

    but what if you look at the string on your finger and you dont remember why you tied it on?

  • John K

    Can I tie a string in other parts of my body to keep the “spirit of life” and the “thought” there?