Dr. Leroy, the head psychiatrist at the local mental hospital, is examining
patients to see if they're cured and ready to re-enter society.
"So, Mr. Clark," the doctor says to one of his patients, "I see by your chart
that you've been recommended for dismissal. Do you have any idea what you might
do once you're released?"
The patient thinks for a moment, then replies, "Well, I went to school for
mechanical engineering. That's still a good field, good money there. But on the
other hand, I thought I might write a book about my experience here in the
hospital, what it's like to be a patient here. People might be interested in
reading a book like that. In addition, I thought I might go back to college and
study art history, which I've grown interested in lately."
Dr. Leroy nods and says, "Yes, those all sound like intriguing possibilities."
The patient replies, "And the best part is, in my spare time, I can go on being