A few years ago i called a friend on Wednesday morning. He was busy. He's a schoolteacher and he was trying to teach the kids how to read and write. "There is not a lot of time for that on Wednesdays." (In the Netherlands all kids have their Wednesday afternoons off.) That's okay, i told him, but there is just one thing i would like you to do. Please tell the kids they are free this afternoon. "But they already are." I know. Just tell em that. He did. Everyone in the classroom started celebrating and cheering. A perfect metaphor for life.