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Added by on April 15, 2014

This short video has no words in it, yet it speaks volumes and it serves as a great conversation starter. Father and filmmaker Frans Hofmeester took a 15 second clip of his daughter every week for 14 years. 📹 The result was this amazing time-lapse video that shows his daughter transformation from a newborn to teen in four minutes.

Some people have said this video made them think about life. Here are some interesting discussion questions for your class:

  1. What other words come to your mind when you hear the word ‘life?’
  2. What is the meaning of life?
  3. Do you enjoy your life?
  4. What life-changing moments have you had in your life?
  5. Do you think there’s life after death?
  6. Do you think there’s life on other planets?
  7. Would you like to live your same life all over again? Why, or why not?
  8. Is life more similar to a buffet dinner or a box of chocolates?
  9. What’s your biggest goal in life?
  10. Is life complicated? Why, or why not?
  11. What single word would you use to sum up your life?
  12. If life came with an instruction manual, what would it say?
  13. Who has been your biggest influence in life?
  14. What will life be like fifty years from now?
  15. What does life taste, smell, feel, look, and sound like?
  16. If you could live someone else’s life, whose would it be and why?

If you are not in a class, feel free to answer any of these questions in comments below. 💬

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