Staying home sick is, if you’re not a parent, brilliant.  Staying home sick is what made me the person I am today.  Staying home sick is, I’m sorry, educational.

If I hadn’t stayed home sick, I never could have watched the amount of TV and movies that I did and doing that, in turn, taught me to be a far more critical observer of the world as a whole.  Having stayed home sick I can look at a lying reality TV charlatan and recognize him as such.

TV and movies teach us to be critical of our world and critical of what we see placed in front of us.  Repeated viewings are an essential part of that, and it’s repeated viewings we get when we, as kids, stay home sick.