The Number 8
WHY THE NUMBER 8 IS A BIG PART OF THE
MYSUPPORTFRIENDS.COM CONCEPT & COMMUNITY
You may be wondering why the number 8 is a big part of MySupportFriends.com concept and community.
It’s because the number 8 has many positive things associated with it so
David Bryant “Mr. Support Friend” decided to incorporate the number 8
into the support and empowerment structure of MySupportFriends.com.
MUSIC & THE NUMBER 8
David has a background in music as a successful songwriter in the 80’s and he wanted to have something symbolic that was music related associated with MySupportFriends.com
For example, an “octave” is the interval between 2 musical notes of a standard major and minor scale.
There have been millions of songs written over the years that were composed using multiple octaves.
There are 7 individual notes in a major or minor scale and the 8th note on the scale is the same note as the 1st note on the scale, just a higher pitch that’s double the frequency.
The 8th note on the scale is always the beginning and ending point on the scale.
There are also 88 keys on a piano, (36 black and 52 white).
A piano is sometimes called an “eighty eight.”
In addition, there are musical notes called “Eighth Notes” that are used in all types of music to represent the relative duration and pitch of a sound. (1/8 of a whole note)
ASIAN CULTURES & THE NUMBER 8
In Asian cultures the number 8 is a number of good luck and good fortune.
Eight is considered a lucky number in Chinese culture because it
sounds like the word meaning to generate wealth.
The number 8 is so highly considered to be a number of good fortune
that the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics in Bejing started
at 8 seconds and 8 minutes past 8 pm (local time) on 8 August 2008.
The number 8 is considered to be the luckiest number in Chinese culture,
and prices in Chinese supermarkets often contain many 8s.
Property with the number 8 may be valued greatly by Chinese.
For example, a Hong Kong number plate with the number 8 was sold for $640,000.
Number 88 symbolizes fortune and good luck in Chinese culture,
since the word 8 sounds similar to the word fā (发, which implies
发财, or wealth, in Mandarin or Cantonese).
Eight (八 hachi, ya) is also considered a lucky number in Japan, but the reason is different from that in Chinese culture. Eight gives an idea of growing prosperous, because the letter (八) broadens gradually.
OTHER POSITIVE THINGS RELATED TO THE NUMBER 8
The words prosperity, wealth, success, abundance, infinite and everything good are often associated with the number 8.
There are also many positive things attributed to the number 8 in various religions and spiritual beliefs, as well as numerology.
8 is also an even number with 4 pairs of 2 which is in alignment with the support and empowerment concept of MySupportFriends.com and the support and empowerment structure of the MySupportFriends.com 8 MSF Support Categories.
These are just a few of the reasons why the number 8 is associated with the MySupportFriends.com community and why the official launch date for MySupportFriends.com was 08/08/17.
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