At first I hated the school, but by and by I got so I could stand it. Whenever I got uncommon tired I played hookey, and the hiding I got next day done me good and cheered me up. So the longer I went to school the easier it got to be.

– Mark Twain

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Chapter 4. Huck, who likes sleeping in the woods, is beginning to think that civilization isn’t so bad after all.