In Chapter 3 of The Outsiders, what does Cherry explain as the differences between the Socs and the Greasers?

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Cherry acknowledges that money is part of what separates the two groups but insists that there is far more to it. She says that while Greasers seem to feel everything, always reacting in passion, Socs are forever simply trying to fill a void that is impossible to satisfy. She says that Socs have so much that they never truly want anything, so they are always searching for something to satisfy the infinite need for more.

Cherry also reflects that she often goes along with the Soc crowd because it's what's expected, not because she finds the conversation or situation especially fulfilling: "I don't really think a beer blast on the river bottom is super-cool, but I'll rave about one to a girl-friend just to be saying something." She says that Socs are fake, while Greasers are real. Socs have a particular identity to portray, and they will do anything to maintain their social status quo.

Pony follows these reflections by telling Cherry that while Socs seem to feel nothing, Greasers feel everything too violently.

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Cherry already knows that there are similarities between the greasers and Socs: Cherry recognizes Dally as "the greaser who jockeys for the Slash J sometimes," and Dally knows that Cherry and Marcia are "barrel racers." After hearing Pony's story about Johnny's attack by the Soc with many rings on his fingers, Cherry realizes Pony is talking about her boyfriend, Bob. But Cherry claims that it's not just money that makes the biggest differences between greasers and Socs. She claims that the greasers are "more emotional" and the Socs are "cool to the point of not feeling anything." Cherry even admits that sometimes she realizes "I don't mean half of what I'm saying." The "greasers have a different set of values," and the Socs have everything that they ever want and "we're always searching for something to satisfy us, and never finding it." The Socs live in a world where

"Nothing is real for us."  (Chapter 3)

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