(putting on fancy square hat)
Sometimes, you can work really hard for something. For example, graduating Summa Cum Laude. And it never, never, never comes up after you graduate. You have worked for a remarkable academic distinction that does not matter in the least.
You probably should have just gone to more parties.
And now, my stepdad's favorite joke:
(for best results, assume your thickest Ft. Worth accent)
Some people graduated Summa Cum Laude or Magna Cum Laude. I graduated Lawdy How Come?