Has there ever been a more perfect encapsulation of wish fulfillment than Ferris Bueller’s Day Off? The John Hughes classic turns 30 next week, and despite the decades since its release, it still rings true today: life is precious, and sometimes you need to play hooky to appreciate that. It’s easy to get caught up in the rat race, and all of a sudden, you forget how awesome it is just to live.
Hopefully, you have a friend like Ferris to help you out of your rut (or, better yet, you are the Ferris of your group) and prove that sometimes you have to cut loose, sing “Danke Schoen,” and crash a sports car. Okay, maybe not that last one. Still, there’s a lot of you can learn about living life to the fullest from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.