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Unfortunately, Feng Shui has mingled with superstition.


Andrew

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Andrew Keller

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Larry

Alright, I'm just a 510 white guy from Whittier. So nobody ever told me about Fung Shui. But maybe somebody should have I have a great experience I want to get to. But let's read the quote today. First, from Stephen Edmunds. emond. Quote, unfortunately, functionally as mingled with superstition, luckily, it's easy to expose myths, don't think things think energy, I just kind of recently put it together, that I have been sleeping east and west, for like 18 years. And also on the left side that I've recently moved to sleeping north and south and move to the right side of the bed. And I have slept so amazing. For the last two weeks, just simply, I'm now coming to realize because of the position of where I'm at. Now, do you believe it all in function way? Yeah,


Andrew Keller

I mean, I don't under I don't know the exact definition of what it is. But it's to me, the way I understand it is the way that your living environment is laid out, can directly affect your quality of life. And I do believe that I think that's interesting. You said you'd never heard about Fung Shui. When did you learn about its existence?


Larry

Well, I feel like I'd heard about functionally, like that's a term it was like a funny term. But if you're like a kid growing up in the suburbs, with two normal parents that don't know anything about the worldly worlds, nobody ever tells you about Fung Shui to be honest with you. I never really believed in it, or taking it serious until like the last couple of weeks, when I really realized the energy of where I'm at. I feel like it's made a difference. Yeah,


Andrew Keller

I think, well, I first heard about it, because my brother lived in Japan for a couple of years. And he brought it back from Japan. And it's like, this is what it's all about. I mean, the the superstition that Stefan's talking about I think people can buy into it too much. It's like, well, I can't do this because the function of this house isn't going to work. At least for me, practically, figuring out the best way to have a layout is is really important. And this isn't so much about Fung Shui, but I always say if something is in your space for three days, like it becomes part of the landscape. So like if you leave your shoes in the middle of the floor, like after three days you get used to it. So I always try to be cognizant of like not having something I don't want there for an extended period of time.


Larry

So true Fung Shui splits the world into five elements, wood, fire, earth, metal water, you just recently bought a new house, did you at all think about just sort of how its laid out? Before you moved in there?


Andrew Keller

I mean, not really, it's, especially with the market right now. It's like get in when get in where you fit in just like try to get something and then also I don't have the same approach to different things, because I know I can change anything to work the way I want it to like nothing is permanent, not even the exterior wall. So it wasn't something I really thought about. But the house ends up working out. Have you done any research into why you sleeping north south is like is there? Are you supposed to sleep north south? are you just saying that it


Larry

changed once again, this 510 white guy from Whittier is literally just dipping his toes in like the last two days into this punctuate thing. But I am going to go down the rabbit hole a little bit more. Because we are kind of just putting this new house together to make sure that we are kind of having the right energy. One of the things that I've kind of just once again, dipping my toes into funks. Wait, he's having lots of plants in your space is like a big element, which, ironically, we do now have lots of plants, having lots of living things in your house is a part of function way. Yeah, I


Andrew Keller

mean, it provides more oxygen, it's aesthetically pleasing. But what made you get on this, like, I still don't understand what north south means, like you, you've been sleeping better. And you're like this must be punctuated. Someone suggested, I was


Larry

just thinking literally how my bed was situated. It was in the east west direction for the last 18 years. And we've moved to a new room and now it's facing north and south. Do you?


Andrew Keller

Do you have natural sunlight and your new room


Larry

wasn't about the sun? Well, I'm kind of sort of we've kind of the lights been about the same and every place. I've kind of I've kind of been thinking about this, the lights been the same. The only thing that's different is the direction of the bet. Okay, and where and where I'm positioned on that. So I don't know, once again, I think it could all be tomfoolery, and there could be lots of different things, but it's made me think about it. How do you live in a space? Where are you placing yourself? And then this Fung suape thing is, are you harmonizing it and I one of the big things about Fung Shui is just what magic. There are huge about not having junk lying around, like just stuff laying in your space is like major function a No, no.


Andrew Keller

Well, yeah, I think another thing that my brother told me I don't know if this is true is you're never supposed to have your back expose. So you're supposed to be be able to have mirrors. So if there's like something behind you, you would have a mirror on a wall so that you could see behind you. But I mean, I think being able to be efficient in your life and having a good setup a good flow. For me, the main place for that is in the kitchen is like I want things to be able to work because I'll be able to do do my work more efficiently. And over time, it's going to save more time, which is going to add to my quality of life.


Larry

One of the other thing about function ways balancing the yin and the yang, once again, is a 510 gift from suburbs. I just thought that was a funny term, but it's a real thing. A Yin is the feminine energy. A Yang is the masculine energy. And so like, in my relationship, there's a woman and a man, and we're kind of balancing our different ideas of what should happen. And when that works. You're balancing the yin and the yang, because we've kind of been talking about how we're decorating things. And she wants this, I want that. But it really is a true balance of the feminine and masculine energy.


Andrew Keller

What about most people don't watch this on YouTube, but paint colors, is there anything about changing the paint in your house? Because right now, it's it's not very colorful in that room.


Larry

That's true. That's interesting. That's probably a great idea, right? I'm sure colors have something to do with the, but like, it's sort of almost brand newly painted. So the idea of like going through and repainting, everything would be like,


Andrew Keller

I can't even imagine that. That would not add to your quality of life.


Unknown Speaker

I mean, not that much.


Andrew Keller

I lived in a 300 square foot apartment for five years. And I think having a good layout makes it like your home a place that you want to be or like you feel relaxed and you get back to one of the things I liked about that 300 square foot apartment was it forced me to not want to be home like I liked it. But it was so small that I was going out more or like going to you taking advantage of the parks in San Francisco or spending time with friends. And so I think function way or whatever you want to call it and nicely. An intentionally laid out house or intentionally laid out space can really help your mental health.


Larry

Okay, let's get back to the one second. But yes, I agree with your point, we used to live five people in 900 square feet, and we were always on the front porch. And if we weren't on the front porch, we wouldn't have gotten to know all of our neighbors and I wouldn't have loved fell in love with my street as much. So it's true. I think sometimes small spaces, encourage you to go elsewhere. Here's the other thing, though. I do think most people think about the space that they're living and I'm talking about Americans, or do they just jam things in? And live there? Or do they have a you know what, let's take a big picture view of how we live in where we live in what is in our space.


Andrew Keller

I think when you move you think about that. But after time you just accumulate stuff if you like it without fail, I feel like no matter what if you have the square footage, you're gonna fill it up with stuff you know, use and so if you live in a 5000 square foot house, eventually you're gonna fill it up with stuff you're like, I don't use any of this. Even if you are intentional, I think it can get away from you.


Larry

I feel like you probably know this answer better because your brother lived there. But in like when you see pictures of homes in Asia, that this space is more spread out and there's not clutter all over. It seems like there's more just room.


Andrew Keller

I think in general, it's not more spread out. I think they have to be intentional because people have smaller spaces. And like you probably see Architectural Digest, take pictures of gorgeous large houses, even in Scandinavian or European countries. It's like we need to be efficient with our space. And so it's like this serves multiple purposes. And that helps with everything has a purpose. It's not like, oh, we're gonna have an ottoman because I like the color. We're gonna have an ottoman because it serves a purpose. Yeah,


Larry

I just feel like that's it. clutter is like in America, we Americans created clutter. We invented that. Yeah, we're, we're sloppy people.


I'll give you one that talks way the next time we talk.


Andrew Keller

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