I was recently contacted by Peter on Facebook via one of the low latent inhibition pages. He mentioned that he’d like to be featured on the website so I took a quick look at his Facebook page and saw a few videos and photos and I was extremely impressed by the speed and skill he has when it comes to solving rubix cubes in amazingly fast times.
After speaking with him it turns out that he’s not only skilful when it comes to just concentrating on solving the rubix cube, but that he actually gives talks to audiences at the same time as solving rubix cubes in record timing!
He’s also interested in philosophy and has recently written his own paper, makes video projects, reads about science, mythology, literature, religion and a whole host of other areas and seems to be interested in absorbing as much knowledge as possible like a sponge.
It seems that a common goal of most of the people I’ve met with low latent inhibition is for them to seek as much knowledge as possible, in as many areas as possible, as often as possible. I think this could be due to the fact that many individuals with low latent inhibition have to constantly keep themselves and their minds busy, they take in and process as many forms of stimuli as possible and seem to thrive under circumstances where they are processing a far greater amount of stimuli than the average person.
Peter solving rubix cubes in incredibly fast times, whilst addressing large audiences to speak about some relatively complex and philosophical subjects must mean that he not only processes great deals of stimuli, but that he enjoys doing so and doesn’t struggle with any sort of ‘overload’ which quite a few other with low latent inhibition often do.
Peter made this quick video for me to feature on the site as a brief example:
I decided to ask Peter a few questions and thank him for contacting me with such a great talent and creative output that I really wanted to include here on the site.
Q) How old were you when you got your very first rubix cube, and how long did it take you to solve th every first time?
A) I was 12 years old when a friend had given me my first Rubik’s cube, but I was 14 when I bought my first one. Initially it took me a couple hours to learn how to solve one. The first solve, after getting the method down, was about 15 minutes.
Q) What made you decide to keep going with rubix cubes, and what’s your goal in the future?
A) After my first initial solve I was filled with a sense of accomplishment — I’ve just done something that not many people around me wanted to try and I felt very proud of myself. After that very first solve, I was hooked on them and now I have a big collection of Rubik’s Cubes, haha. My goal in the future? For Rubik’s Cubing? Currently I average around 20 seconds each solve, and I’m hoping to be able to get down to about 15 seconds by the end of December.
Q) How much of a part do you think your low latent inhibition has played in terms of your skill with the rubix cube, and also for any other skills you have?
A) Low latent inhibition has been a significant part of my life with the Rubik’s Cube. I can see every individual piece and it helps me anticipate which pattern will appear on the cube before it actually does. Apart from the Rubik’s Cube I am proficient in detecting deception from other people by their body language even when they are not up close to me
Q) What do you like to do in your spare time when you’ve not got a rubix cube in your hands?
A) Oh man, it’s very rare for me to not have a Rubik’s Cube in my hands — it’s with me everywhere I go, but when I get bored of solving for the day I mainly enjoy reading philosophy and literary classics.
Q) It looks like you’ve been giving talks on stage to audiences at the same time as using your rubix cube, what sort of talks have you given?
A) I don’t speak often but when I do, the talks I have given usually involve leadership and achievements. I do my best to motivate others and relate obstacles in life to the Rubik’s Cube. Words are very powerful but when you combine them with an action you can create an astounding effect.
Q) What are your aims for the future, and do you see your low latent inhibition helping you to achieve your goals?
A) The Rubik’s Cube has allowed me to meet so many great people and build strong lasting relationships with those around me. I suppose my aims for the future are to travel the world meeting people and solve Rubik’s cubes as I go along, haha. Low latent inhibition has played a big part of my skills with the Rubik’s Cube so I do believe it will continue being a part of it as I travel the world (hopefully)
Q) Are you the kind of individual who likes to challenge others, to challenge yourself or both.
A) Hmm.. I suppose I’m the kind of individual who likes to challenge others and myself. Usually when I am in public solving the Rubik’s Cube, I hear people saying how they wish they can solve the cube too but they’re afraid it’s too hard. People will never know how close they will come to something unless they try. I do my best to help others learn how to solve the Rubik’s Cube, and that in itself is a challenge for me because everyone is different and learns differently than each other.