The Death-Defying House?
What if I told you someone built a house that will make you live longer?
Would you like it?
Does that freak you out?
Is it too had to believe?
Too good to be true?
I’ve heard Pete Egoscue say that, “If something sounds too good to be true…it’s probably true!” And, with the death-defying house, that’s exactly the case. Check this out:
As you can see, the floor is perhaps the biggest eye-opener, but there’s much more to this house than may meet the eye:
In addition to the floor, which threatens to send the un-sure-footed hurtling into the sunken kitchen at the center of the house, the design features walls painted, somewhat disorientingly, in about 40 colors; multiple levels meant to induce the sensation of being in two spaces at once; windows at varying heights; oddly angled light switches and outlets; and an open flow of traffic, unhindered by interior doors or their adjunct, privacy.
All of it is meant to keep the occupants on guard. Comfort, the thinking goes, is a precursor to death; the house is meant to lead its users into a perpetually “tentative” relationship with their surroundings, and thereby keep them young.
Think about that statement in the last sentence for a minute: Comfort, the thinking goes, is a precursor to death. I love that statement and completely agree. Comfort is the precursor to death. Here’s how I interpret that: Use it, or lose it. When we stop moving, we start dying. It’s pretty cut and dry.
Another way to put it, and another quote you may be more familiar with is “We don’t stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing,” made famous by George Bernard Shaw.
We have to remember that the body is a stimulus-response organism. If it’s receiving stimulus from its surroundings, it responds, and therefore, lives. If it’s not receiving stimulus (i.e. if it’s sedentary), and not responding, it’s dying.
So, can this house really stave off death? I believe the answer is, wholeheartedly, YES! While I’m not naive enough to think that this house will make us immortal, I do believe it has the ability to prolong our years on the Earth, keeping us healthier, longer. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true…it’s probably true! This kind of house sounds SO good to me that it’s making wish that my wife and I had added a couple of these elements when we built our house last year! Although, with her being the primary designer, I’m going to guess that she doesn’t agree with me! But, I know our three boys would enjoy the “adventure” of coming downstairs for breakfast every morning.
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QUESTION: Would you enjoy living in this house?