“You greasers have a different set of values. You’re more emotional. We’re sophisticated-cool to the point of not feeling anything. Nothing is real with us.”
“We’re always going and going and going, and never asking where. Did you ever hear of having more than you wanted? So that you couldn’t want anything else and then started looking for something else to want? It seems like we’re always searching for something to satisfy us, and never finding it. Maybe if we could lose our cool we could.”
That was the truth. Socs were always behind a wall of aloofness, careful not to let their real selves show through.
“That’s why we’re separated,” I said. “It’s not the money, it’s the feeling-you don’t feel anything and we feel too violently.” Cherry and Ponyboy (Hinton, 38)
Please explain the passage above and what it means to you. Also, would you want to be a greaser or a soc? Why? From your readings so far, how are these two groups different and how are they the same?