The Wisdom of Ferris Bueller

Written by Raymond Salas

Did Ferris Bueller , the main character of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," possess the wisdom of a wise sage...or even metaphysical teachers like Abraham-Hicks?

I believe he did.

On being yourself…

Ferris Bueller: “A person should not believe in an ‘-ism,’ he should believe in himself. I quote John Lennon, ‘I don't believe in the Beatles, I just believe in me.’”
Abraham-Hicks: “You just have to be who you are. The best you can do is to be certain that you are connected to your Source Energy, and let everybody else figure it out for themselves. Some of them will adore you, some of them will hate you — and none of it has anything to do with you. Choose what feels good to you and leave everybody else to choose what they want.”

On having fun and seeking joy…

Ferris Bueller: "The question isn't ‘what are we going to do,’ the question is ‘what aren't we going to do?’”

Abraham-Hicks: “Everything exists for joy. There is not one other reason for life than joy. We’ve got nothing to prove to anyone, because nobody other than All-That-Is is watching. In other words, we’re not trying to get brownie points from some other galaxy. We’re not trying to get someplace else; we’re not trying to get it done, because there is no ending--we cannot get it done. Everything exists for the purpose of joy in the moment.”

On making your own rules…

Ferris Bueller: “You realize if we played by the rules right now we'd be in gym?"

Abraham-Hicks: “Truths are created; they aren’t static. They aren’t conditions that exist that then it is your obligation to identify and catalog. You are the creator of your truths--and what you are living is your truth.”

On enjoying this moment fully…

Ferris Bueller: “This is my ninth sick day this semester. It's getting pretty tough coming up with new illnesses. If I go for ten, I'm probably gonna have to barf up a lung. So, I better make this one count.”

Abraham-Hicks: “Milk every moment for all the pleasure you can get from it.”

On taking the day off…

Ferris Bueller: “I'm takin' the day off. Now get dressed (Cameron) and come on over.”

Abraham-Hicks: “Give yourself a break. Give yourself the benefit of the doubt. Lighten up. Be easier. Go slower. Take it easy. Have more fun. Love yourself more. Laugh more. Appreciate more. All is well. You can’t get it wrong. You never get it done.”

However, there may be some detractors…

Jeannie Bueller (Ferris' sister):Why should (Ferris) get to do whatever he wants, whenever he wants? Why should everything work out for him? What makes him so…special? "

Abraham-Hicks: “The disconnected beings are living their disconnected experience — they are not having a good time of it. While those of you, who are connected, are having a glorious life experience.”

Finally, on what life is really about…

Ferris Bueller: “Come on. Live a little!”

Abraham-Hicks: “Be playful. Know that it's going to be alright no matter what. Have as much fun as you can. Be as easy as you can. Don't take anything very seriously, because everything blows over, good and bad.”

“If we were standing in your physical shoes, that would be our dominant quest: Entertaining Yourself, pleasing Yourself, connecting with Yourself, being Yourself, enjoying Yourself, loving Yourself.” 
- Abraham-Hicks

Ferris Bueller couldn't have said it better himself.