Curious to know what other people who have spent the same number of days on Earth as him have achieved, English writer Richard Avis is traveling around the world looking for individuals who share his birthday.
Were you born on December 1st, 1974? Than you just might be on Richard Avis’ to-visit list. The oddball English writer has embarked on a journey to meet 40 of his “time twins” in different locations around the world and put his experiences down on paper for his new book. “I was not alone in being born on that day. Families across the world celebrated their new additions on that day 38 years ago,” Richard writes on his website. “But what kinds of lives have these people lived? With the same length of time on this planet as me, what have they achieved? What have been their greatest achievements; and what are their burning ambitions? Do they see themselves as young, middle aged or old? Have they achieved their defining moment, or is that still to come? Are they married with children, or single, backpacking round the world? Are they successful – and how is this judged? How have their lives been affected by the accident of geography that led them to be born where they were? Is our age a defining similarity, or does the concept of age change from country to country?” These are the questions he’s trying to find answers to through his unique Time Twins project.