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Feng Shui: Fascinating or Phony?

The Big Question 2012/01/12 09:00:00
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  • Hula girl - Friends not Fol... 2012/01/14 20:18:23
    Fascinating
    Hula girl - Friends not Followers
    +11
    Actually it's a lot of common sense. I am an Interior Designer and fact is it is nicer to hear a bit of running water somewhere for relaxation, a cleaner house is better and sharp object starring you in the face are a bit uncomfortable for a lot of people and colors always play a part in anyone environment...that's just fact.

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  • Luckydog38 2012/01/20 03:28:50
    Phony
    Luckydog38
    I hate using the word phony since in it's original state, Feng Shui is an honorable part of the eastern religion and way of life. It always seems silly when westerners try to adopt it. I have a couple of friends who talk it up a great deal and they always sound phony and pretentious. Oddly enough, if I traveled to the Orient I would probably find it a beautiful way to look at their surroundings and how the people come to understand their existence "there".
  • LoneWolf 2012/01/18 17:34:22
  • Denis B 2012/01/17 04:38:50
    Fascinating
    Denis B
    +1
    A home is a place of rest and nurturing. Research has shown that colors and objects have an effect on the residents' state of mind and emotional well being. Color therapy
  • Inquisitve Kat 2012/01/16 10:26:32
    Fascinating
    Inquisitve Kat
    +1
    I don't necessarily follow it (if and when I do, it's coincidence)... but sure, I like the concept.
  • Jbug799 2012/01/15 07:45:01
    Fascinating
    Jbug799
    +1
    Well it is interesting
  • mightymouse49 2012/01/15 03:34:52
    Fascinating
    mightymouse49
    +1
    I have used feng shui and I know it works.
  • CourtneyyyCakes;) 2012/01/15 02:06:03
    Fascinating
    CourtneyyyCakes;)
    +3
    ...the f*** is it?
  • S123 2012/01/15 02:00:22
    Fascinating
    S123
    +3
    I don't know.
  • Coat Jesta 2012/01/15 01:39:13
    Phony
    Coat Jesta
    +3
    it looks cool, but i don't think that it actually does anything. make your house look good, i guess.
  • Jorge Enriquez 2012/01/15 00:59:07
    Phony
    Jorge Enriquez
    +3
    And i don´t have money hahaha
  • Amy.[: 2012/01/15 00:52:44
    Fascinating
    Amy.[:
    +2
    Sure lol
  • Reggie☮ 2012/01/15 00:50:20
    Fascinating
    Reggie☮
    +3
    ???somewhat
  • Fef 2012/01/15 00:28:15
    Fascinating
    Fef
    +4
    I don't believe in the spiritual or complete practice of Feng Shui. I do believe the physical orientation for decoration has practical and aesthetic value.
  • Chris 2012/01/15 00:18:18
    Fascinating
    Chris
    +5
    It's a pretty simple concept of keeping your environment in a balance, or a "flow of energy".
  • Bronar 2012/01/15 00:15:05
    Fascinating
    Bronar
    +3
    I like the harmony in it, not sure I believe in any spiritual lift it may give.
  • VERYwiseguy 2012/01/15 00:14:04
    Phony
    VERYwiseguy
    +1
    I could understand people believing it 4000 yrs. ago but if you do now imo you're gullible from the power of suggestion.
  • Beccy 2012/01/15 00:13:55
    Fascinating
    Beccy
    +3
    I have read it works well
  • RobHom 2012/01/15 00:07:48
    Phony
    RobHom
    +2
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...
  • Prime Time Lime 2012/01/15 00:05:30
    Fascinating
    Prime Time Lime
    +3
    It works. One of the Feng Shui ways of decoration is to have a mirror facing the front door,the bigger the better.It is supposed to attract money to the household. Within a few days I had money coming to me from all over the place,so it does work and is not at all phoney.
  • BlackwinterG36C 2012/01/14 23:42:01
    Fascinating
    BlackwinterG36C
    +3
    It certainly makes the room look more appealing.
  • Zach Tool 2012/01/14 23:39:07
    Fascinating
    Zach Tool
    +3
    but i cannot afford to hire an expert for my new house.
  • Georgia50 2012/01/14 23:34:07
    Phony
    Georgia50
    +2
    My Chinese friends made my determination for me. "Do you practice feng shui at your house?"

    "What is feng shui? We've never heard of it."
  • Rob 2012/01/14 23:08:48
    Phony
    Rob
    +2
    It's not the method used, but the talent of the person using it.
  • safari 2012/01/14 23:07:52
    Fascinating
    safari
    +4
    It was many years ago that I studied feng shui and was surprised to discover that I was already intuitively using it's principles. Studying helped me to improve on my methods and understand more about why I was doing it in the first place.

    feng shui
  • Andrea 2012/01/14 23:01:29
    Fascinating
    Andrea
    +3
    To each their own. I prefer organized chaos.
  • mazes 2012/01/14 22:59:56
    Fascinating
    mazes
    +5
    My mood is definitely more pleasant when certain items in my house are arranged a specific way, It's quite odd though.
  • Max7 2012/01/14 22:39:15
    Phony
    Max7
    +2
    This is not a design that would fit for me
  • Bibliophilic 2012/01/14 21:23:06
    Fascinating
    Bibliophilic
    +3
    Neither, but I certainly like minimalism.
  • giggity giggity 2012/01/14 21:09:08
    Phony
    giggity giggity
    +7
    Stupid. I don't see how people think it's real.
  • Jessica 2012/01/14 21:07:09
    Fascinating
    Jessica
    +3
    I don't know the particulars of it but I do know it probably has some truth in it. I look around my room and I know that if I moved things in certain places then I wouldn't feel as comfortable in it.
  • Hula girl - Friends not Fol... 2012/01/14 20:18:23
    Fascinating
    Hula girl - Friends not Followers
    +11
    Actually it's a lot of common sense. I am an Interior Designer and fact is it is nicer to hear a bit of running water somewhere for relaxation, a cleaner house is better and sharp object starring you in the face are a bit uncomfortable for a lot of people and colors always play a part in anyone environment...that's just fact.
  • safari Hula gi... 2012/01/14 23:11:32
    safari
    +3
    Yep - :) I had that sense intuitively and it helped me a lot with my design work. I can contribute a lot of my success in the interior design field to it. So many people in the same career have book learning but no instinct for combining necessity, organization, beauty and flow.
  • Anna E Hula gi... 2012/01/17 22:11:32
    Anna E
    +1
    Yup. :)
  • Kigan 2012/01/14 20:01:33 (edited)
    Fascinating
    Kigan
    +7
    I'm rather surprised at how many people call it phony.

    Maybe not fascinating to some, but hardly phony.

    There's a lot to be learned from it, and it isn't as simple as designing an asian room. You can not only make it more appealing to the eye, but alter the flow in a way that helps promote harmony and relaxation. And if you try it yourself, you save on an expensive interior designer.

    I hope the people voting phony at least bothered to learn about it before voting. Then again, this is SodaHead...
  • Avingnon 2012/01/14 19:47:13
    Phony
    Avingnon
    +2
    dumn dumn and dumber
  • Nessa 2012/01/14 19:08:42
    Phony
    Nessa
    +2
    phony and very annoying. like astrology.
  • Anna 2012/01/14 18:59:30
    Phony
    Anna
    +2
    Both. Very feminine and sweet by many means......
  • Torchy 2012/01/14 18:55:12
    Fascinating
    Torchy
    +3
    I have a great interest in interior design, and while I don't believe in fung shui to the point that some do (one of my friends mothers' was so into it she was hanging giant crystals up in various corners of his room, annoying), I do believe there is a way to organize a room and it's flow, and apply color and decor that is more than just pleasing to the eye but actually gives a sense of peace and harmony.
  • Ash-the-empress 2012/01/14 18:53:17 (edited)
    Fascinating
    Ash-the-empress
    +2
    Maybe not fascinating but it certainly isn't completely invalid. There is a certain amount of peace or attractiveness you find in your environment. As to whether that effects good or bad luck, I wouldn't put my money on it
  • Aly Hart 2012/01/14 18:36:32

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