Am I the Reincarnation of Jane Austen? 我與简·奥斯汀有啥關係？
After I posted this photo of me on July 18, 2017, a friend sent me two pictures of Jane Austen, and said that he was 100% sure that I was the reincarnation of her. His reasons are:
1. He thought I look like her very much; and my talent in writing is also very much like hers.
2. Jane Austen died on July 18, 1817, exactly 200 years ago, on the day I posted my photo. He believed that if I didn’t do this intentionally to celebrate my “incarnation”, there must be a higher force behind my “unintentional” behavior of posting the photo exactly 200 years after Jane’s death. He also believes that there is no such a thing as “coincidence” in this world. Everything happens with a reason. So my choice of the date was not a coincidence either.
3. When he first posted two pictures of Jane Austen underneath my photo, he wasn’t 100% sure that I was her. So he later went to read Jane’s book “Pride and Prejudice”; and was dumbfounded by how the feelings this book gave him were exactly like those when he read the Chinese version of my book “Witnessing History: one woman’s fight for freedom and Falun Gong” several years ago. Our great masterings of the delicate emotions and feelings, our wise, cool-headed and objective exposure of human nature, and our sharp criticism and revelation of the evil of the current world, were so similar to each other that he believed now 100% that I WAS the reincarnation of Jane Austen, as, in his words, no matter how many times a person has reincarnated in this world, the essence of his/her life remains the same.
So, he concluded that I was once Jane Austen.
Would you agree?