June 3, 2015
So, here’s a small fun video we shot with ASAPScience. They were traveling around Japan and Korea, and we decided to film some videos together. The main video is on their channel, ASAPThought, and a lot more polished than this one, which was just us having fun over some barbecue, and asking them facts about Korea of which they had to guess the veracity. They didn’t fare too well, but we had some good laughs at least.
The video that we put on their channel is a lot of fun. We pretty much sat them down and made them try a whole bunch of weird stuff. Well, it’s not weird to us, but it might be weird to them. At least that’s what we expected. It turns out however that they are a lot more receptive than we are. They were actually okay eating some of the things there, while I am still grossed out by it even after living here for seven years. Kudos to Them for being so open-minded!
However, we cannot make them try bizarre things for no reason. The purpose of the video was to show how you could trick your brain into slowing down time. Will you have new experiences your brain processes information a lot more slowly and since that time is moving a lot slower. While, if you’re doing the same things over and over again that your brain does not process it as much and heads time was by quicker because you’re not using it that much energy. In other words, we had a scientific excuse to make the silkworm larvae. Not for me though. Science be damned. I’ll let time go by quickly thank you.
But, for real, what they suggested in this video is something that’s really important to us, something we pursue actively. We’re always looking for new experiences, to travel to new countries, eat new foods, meet new people. Our lives are so short, and they get shorter, in our brains, the less we do. Immortality isn’t something that you can attain yet, but you can slow down time significantly if you keep challenging yourself with new experiences.
That’s why I really like when we go to, say, Japan, or China as well. When we’re there, and we don’t know how to say anything, how to pay for anything, how to count even, when we don’t know where we are or how to get back home, it’s so vivid. There’s a beauty in the aesthetic of lostness. It’s a much tamer version of thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies who do insanely dangerous shit for the thrill. It’s also for the memories. For the stories. I want the story book that we tell when our lives are closed to be a thick novel, not a short story.
So, go travel! Visit new foods. Eat new places. See new smells. Or, for the time being, you can check out our video with ASAPScience/ASAPThought below right here!