Six-year-old Creates Movie, Imparts Wisdom to All of Us

the Scared is scared from Bianca Giaever on Vimeo.

"I was scared of a monster, and I thought of pizza."

Filmmaker Bianca Giaever had the brilliant idea of asking six-year-old Asa Baker-Rouse what her movie should be about. In the finished product, "Scared is scared," which you can watch on Vimeo, Asa tells the story of the aptly named Asa Bear and Toby Mouse who must deal with the tragedy of their pool closing during the winter.

When Bianca tells Asa she feels the same way about graduating from school, like her school is "closing," Asa delivers some sage advice. "You should just just say, okay, I'm fine! I think about something that I really like to do. You think of something else until the nervous has gone out of you. The scared is scared of things you like."

Wow, this is the most impressive advice on dealing with anxiety that we've ever heard. What is Asa doing exactly, taking transcendental mediation classes as an extracurricular activity?

Since the video was posted last Friday, Asa and Bianca have basically conquered the Internet. On Vimeo alone, they've received 522 likes and 69 comments, and the retweets are mounting. As far as we're concerned, the Oscars can stuff it. We'll be spending the next few hours reconfiguring our life based on Asa's advice.