Here's a quick peace story:
A student goes absent. Shacks up at home, pretending to be sick. It's a great time; his mom brings him anything he wants to eat, he watches 24 all day, and he doesn't have to do any homework. The week's over, he thinks, and it's only Tuesday. Just Jack Bauer and Cup O' Noodles. But suddenly, on Thursday, he's back in first period math class. Can't wait to start learning again. Finally one of his classmates asks what happened with the fake illness, why so hot for derivatives, and the guy says, "All that free time, man, it felt so good it hurt. I want to hurt it back."