Calogero spots an old friend who had been dodging him to avoid paying back the money he owes. Calogero is overcome by wrath, but Sonny has a chat with him to change his perspective on the situation. He suggests that Calogero worry about his friends, family, and the people that are important to him.
A medical student treats patients, illegally, using humor and gets accosted by his peer who reminds him the seriousness of his occupation. His roommate encourages him to the situation from another perspective- as a patient- would he really want to be treated by a doctor who barely skimmed his textbooks? The root of this discussion comes from the roommate's pressure from himself and his family to become the best doctor possible.
During an essay contest, Lisa Simpson shares an impassioned speech about corruption in the United States government. The events that follow suggest the opposite: that the government is fighting corruption and serving the people. By contrast, another contestant shares his perspective of America as a land of opportunity for his immigrant family.