Life is hard, and so is sourcing LSD.

It’s an all-out quest to contact your acid dealer P-Nut, who is actually just a diabolically cool Korean DJ in high school with a mom who grounds her when you come by the house looking for smily-face blotter paper. And don’t even get us started on your Plan B: the deep web. If only there was an easier way …

Well there is! And it’s affably called “staring into someone's eyes for 10 straight minutes.” Don’t give us that look, it works; a published study by vision researcher Giovanni Caputo from the University of Urbino in Italy found that staring intently into someone’s eyes for 10 minutes or longer mimics the hallucinogenic effect of LSD. Life-altering visuals without the life-ruining Class 6 felony? Where do we sign?

In the study, pairs of healthy volunteers were instructed to sit in a dimly lit room and stare into one another's eyes for 10 minutes. Blinking was allowed, but winking slowly was not. Meanwhile, a control group stared at a blank wall for 10 minutes (which is what you actually do on acid, but who’s counting?)

Afterward, each of the participants self-reported what the staring experience was like. Interestingly, regardless of whether they were staring at someone else or a wall, 100 percent of the volunteers reported symptoms of dissociation. Some felt separate from reality, others perceived changes in color and sound, and others still experienced a mutated sense of time. We’re getting flashbacks just imagining this.

It gets better. A whopping 90 percent of volunteers who stared into someone else’s eyes reported actual hallucinations. Many of these trippy visions involved their partner’s face distorting to resemble a monster or someone they knew. Most of these people reported two to four distinct hallucinations.

In a press release, the study’s lead author Giovanni Caputo explained how this phenomenon might occur: “The brain snaps back to reality after zoning out and the mind projects subconscious thoughts onto the face of the other person."

Dr. David Spiegel, a Stanford psychologist who was not directly involved in the study but has researched dissociation, explained to the Huffington Post, "Some of this might have to do with the interpersonal intensity of gazing directly at another person. We relate to others in part by imagining ourselves in them."

Well, we guess that explains why we saw an employee who had just received a raise after staring at our boss for 10 minutes …