Watching a movie with your parents, the first day back at school after the summer break, giving your phone to someone who asks to look at a photo – just three of the most anxiety-inducing things that can happen in life to all of us. But just why do they bring out such terror in us? What’s the process going on throughout? How does it work?
Well, Matt Shirley must be some kind of psychologist-meets-soothsayer because every day he creates a graph which picks out a particular strand of life and perfectly converts it into graph form.
You’ll laugh, you’ll cry but most of all you’ll think, “Yes that is indeed exactly what my life as adult is like compared to my life as a kid and that makes me deeply sad but also slightly happier that someone else understands the pointlessness of being a completely directionless grown-up”.
So thanks Matt – you should follow him on Instagram, and enjoy a selection of his excellent graphs below.