If you’ve ever seen Benjamin Button and pondered the creepy and amazing possibilities of reverse aging, (specifically in the form of tiny elderly-baby-men played by the illustrious Brad Pitt), you will absolutely love Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s high-school photo.
In this glorious piece of cultural history, the 16-year-old The Rock resembles a retired anthropologist, who after years living abroad and documenting cultural nuances, has now settled deep into scotch-drinking in his personal library.
Look at this photo. Breathe it in. Now remember how you felt at 16, how you looked and dressed, and take great solace in the fact that Things. Get. Better. The Rock proves that not only can you grow into your own skin (figuratively and literally) as an adult, but your skin can become stronger and more vital, and capable of delighting small children in “Tooth Fairy”.
By posting this photo The Rock has single-handedly restored my faith in immortality, resilience, personal growth, and the importance of a clean shave.
Original by Bronwyn Isaac @BronwynIsaac