It is simply a means to an end. Guys want to obtain the power of degree in order to get a job and make money. However, the real purpose of obtaining this power is because they want to get the perfect girl that they drew in their mind with the money them make. Then when they find the perfect girl and get married, she will cheat on them with a badass-no-good guy who has no degree.
Guy 1: Dude, my sperms are involving into frogs, I need to get laid
Guy 2: Follow the teaching Mr. Miyagi and train hard to obtain the power of the degree then you will get laid. But be careful, the pressure and stress you have to endure can turn the frogs into crude oil.