Aside from the apt term ABCD, our favorite part about this quote is the world "teleologically." Teleology refers to the notion that things have an end, which gives them purpose. Things like progress, history, and religion can be teleological. But in this case, the word makes absolutely no sense. It simply doesn't apply to a human being, or an ABCD. So we can't help but think that Lahiri threw it in there with a wink to make this sociologist sound pretentious and ridiculous. Job well done.