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Aaron Kwok says dating the wrong woman is like wearing bad shoes

According to Aaron Kwok, dating the wrong woman is like wearing a pair of poorly-fitted shoes.

Fiercely protective of his personal life, Aaron has remained tight-lipped since his break up with former girlfriend Lynn Hung.

While Lynn is clearly distraught, Aaron on the other hand goes about his business in high spirits, appearing in public with his usual calm demeanour.

In a recent interview however, Aaron finally opened up about his views on relationships and shared the insights that helped him find peace through this difficult time.

Currently promoting his new film Christmas Rose, Aaron revealed that the movie drastically shifted his life perspective.

Christmas Rose is Charlie Yeung's directorial debut and centres on a criminal case where a disabled piano teacher was sexually harassed by her doctor during a routine medical exam. Aaron plays prosecutor Tim who strives to bring the offender to justice.

Aaron was deeply affected by the moral struggles portrayed in the film and concluded that people should strive to remove themselves from unfavourable situations.

Aaron provided an analogy to further illustrate his point, describing an unsuitable relationship as a pair of poorly-fitted shoes: "For example, when you are wearing a pair of poorly-fitted shoes, your feet would hurt all day. You would want to get a more comfortable pair since we have to walk everyday. This is similar to choosing your life partner. You should only wear suitable shoes so you wouldn't hurt yourself. If you continue to force yourself into bad shoes, it will only cause your feet to bleed and the wounds will be difficult to heal. It may be better to look for another pair."

A devout Buddhist, Aaron also relied on religious scriptures to maintain internal harmony.

He believes that happiness cannot be forced, and that holding on is harder than letting go. "People can get lost in their own pessimism. You can be released however by thinking about others and wishing them better lives. If everyone can think this way, we can achieve world peace."

Aaron shared that the Buddhist scriptures served as his moral compass, helping him turn sadness into positive energy.

Turning the subject back to his new movie, Aaron praised his good friend Charlie Yeung and spoke about a pivotal crying scene.

He expressed that while he was able to cry on cue on the big screen, in real life he tends to hide his pain and never sheds a tear. "I am a very strong person. I never cry no matter how hurt I feel. I hold everything deep inside, and then completely release it in my movies."

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