Saturday, January 25, 2014

Life According to Ferris

My favorite movie of all  time is Ferris Bueller's Day off. My favorite quote is: Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. So true, Ferris had it right.

He also said: I do have a test today, that wasn't bullshit. It's on European socialism. I mean, really, what's the point? I'm not European. I don't plan on being European. So who gives a crap if they're socialists? They could be fascist anarchists, it still doesn't change the fact that I don't own a car.

And: Not that I condone fascism, or any -ism for that matter. -Ism's in my opinion are not good. A person should not believe in an -ism, he should believe in himself. I quote John Lennon, "I don't believe in Beatles, I just believe in me." Good point there. After all, he was the walrus. I could be the walrus.

What's the point you might ask?

Well Ferris lived in the moment, he enjoyed every minute (so did we watching his every move in a 9 or 10 hour period). Ferris cut school, caught a ball game, went to a nice lunch, danced in a parade, hung out in his best friends pool, spent time with his best friend and girl friend, got over on a prickly principal, and covered his tracks...all in a single day...That's a week or even a month for many of us...and he had no regrets.

Yes Ferris bucked the system, some might even say he cheated a little. In the post Bernie Madoff era I doubt anyone would even notice Ferris's small indiscretions. I wanted to be Ferris then and maybe I still do...

Don't miss's moving really like Ferris, he's my Hero...

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