This bloke chronicled 35 years of his life and made a movie in reverse!
As you’re no doubt aware, we live in a world that actually has an International Selfie Day. Yeah, nah, we live in an awesome society that actually celebrates awesome things like taking pictures of yourself, and we’re not even joking about this. The fact that we can document our lives for future generations, for posterity, and for the sheer joy of it, is an awesome thing. That’s why we bloody love this video. It’s a bit old, first having seen the light of day in 2011, but it’s bloody rad and we reckon you should check it out…
All right, so obviously, we’re gonna touch on the idea of filming and taking photos of yourself. Contrary to what some might think, we don’t reckon it’s about vanity. Well, it could be for some people, but we don’t reckon that’s the only reason.
Yeah, nah, being a reflective person and looking back in your past is a great way to help you make great decisions when you’re moving forward in life – if you’re learning from it – and we reckon that if everyone took videos like this, it’d be bloody grouse.
Anyway, the bloke in the video, Sam Klemke, has actually had a documentary made about his life, and the video you’re seeing at the bottom of this page led to that. Before we talk about that, though, let’s rewind back to 1977 when Klemke started this whole thing.
In the video, he explains his logic:
“I’ve decided to make an annual summary of each year as I live through it, my life as a whole, how it stands currently, and how it’s going along in general. The purpose of all this is to stimulate growth and improvement year to year. I also hope to monitor the important events of my life and the changes I go through as I go through them.”
When you watch it back now, it’s pretty f**ken interesting to watch Klemke rewind the years as he cycles back through them, and it’s a pretty interesting character study.
If you want to find out more about him and his reasons for doing this, track down the documentary Sam Klemke’s Time Machine. It came out in 2015, and we reckon it might be pretty bloody interesting.
Final thought: We reckon that one of the interesting things social media has done is actually kind of create an alternative version of this. We don’t think it’s the same, especially as it mostly features the idealised bulls**t, but it’ll be interesting to look back on our Facebook accounts in thirty years, don’t ya reckon?
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Video Link: YouTube