“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop to look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Matthew Broderick as Ferris Bueller in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

In my younger years I wasn’t one for being disobedient, reckless or out of character. But since I’ve got older I’ve found that being disobedient, reckless and out of character can be an extremely fun thing to do every once in a while. Sometimes we all just take life way too seriously sometimes, and as said in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – and the quotation couldn’t be more precise. 

If you’ve never seen Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, please watch it. It’s an 80’s movie about a kid who decides to skip school for the day and drags his best friend along with him. They go through some extremely crazy and reckless situations in the day to which point they had ultimately had one of the best days of their entire lives, and a very memorable one too. There is a huge contrast between Ferris and his best friend Cameron though. Ferris hasn’t a care in the world. Cameron stresses about every single move they make that day and struggle to find the fun until the end of the film.

Some days, a lot of us probably find ourselves like Cameron. Too nervous to do something out of character, or reckless. But those are the moments that make great memories to store and share for the future, all the times that you went and did something purposefully to have fun. I always think of this in relation to missing classes. I never used to miss classes, until first year of university. Then I missed a few in second year but not too many – but most of those times I was ill and bed-bound or did nothing productive for the entire day. However since being in Serbia on my year abroad, I’ve actually been purposely missing days of classes in order to do something productive or to go out and have fun. And I can’t explain so much how proud I am of being able to do that!

At the end of the day, think of all the times you could of gone out and made the most of the gorgeous weather to go and have fun? All the experiences you could of had? The things you and your friends could of done in the day? And that day could give you the biggest smile – which is the most valuable thing of all. I’m not saying miss every class you have to do something entirely illegal and reckless, of course! I’m saying, allow yourself to have fun once in a while. You deserve it, and if you don’t take the moment while it’s there who knows when you’ll ever have that chance again.

Go out and have some fun, sometimes we all just need to stop and take life a little less seriously once in a while!


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