Does anyone wonder if there's an English discussion group going on right now that is discussing the merits of some mathematical concept they learned in high school? I can't help remember a quote from a friend that was taking a higher level Real Analysis class. She was studying to become a college professor. She came into my office following her class and we were discussing the usefulness of some of the higher level, more abstract math classes. I have never forgotten her final statement:
"The only thing I will ever use this stuff for is to teach it to people who will never use it."