Discussion overheard in psychology class.
Professor: “An iPod is a quasi-need. You get it because everyone has it so you want it, and after you have it you don’t think about it anymore. College is a social need because it’s a means of achievement. When you’re in college, your successes and failures create positive and negative emotions.”
Student: “But that’s only if you’re in college because you want a career. Lots of girls are in college just because for shidduchim the mothers want to know ‘what’s she doing’ and ‘getting a degree’ is a very satisfying answer.”
Professor: (gaping speechless)
Student: “What? I’m not joking.”
Professor: “I know.”
But that doesn’t make it any less funny. Or sad. Or pathetic. But lets call it funny, because if we don’t laugh we’ll cry.