The Importance Of Life In Ferris Buller's Day Off

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Having goals can become a barrier that can prevent people from living in the present. In the movie, Ferris Buller’s Day off, Buller depicts that “life moves pretty fast. If you do not stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.” The quote is significant as it pertains to life, and Siddhartha. Throughout the novel, Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse, the protagonist finds that life is short, so enjoy it and relax. Occasionally, we should stop and look around at our surroundings or else we may miss important moments of our lives. The teenagers of today are fiercely consumed with the idea of getting into a perfect school and getting a high paying job. However, Hermann Hesse uses Siddhartha to portray his idea that life is too brief to consume too much time thinking about the future.…show more content…
They are only emotionally attached to their futures and perhaps their pasts. Siddhartha was able to keep the peace of mind with full awareness simply “[by remaining] in the village [...] entertained the farmers, attended a wedding and returned from the journey completely satisfied [...] traveled for my pleasure” (55). Similarly to Siddhartha, students in high school should consciously live life to moment to moment to help keep their minds out of over thinking the future and past mistakes. Siddhartha heightened awareness for teenagers that life is evanescent so in order to achieve your goals, you cannot be heavily held back by your past mistakes and worrying too much about the future. Slow down where you are going and eventually, you will slowly and successfully reach your destination. Teenagers should learn to live in the present and to enjoy every moment of their lives. Lots of people miss true happiness not because they did not find a source of happiness, but they never stopped to enjoy it. Life flies by therefore primarily focus on the present and take a look at your
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