One person told me her parents would ask her about the GPAs of the friends she went out with. From then on, whenever I don’t want to study, other than looking at myself in the mirror and checking the balance of my bank account, I would also consider that question raised by her parents. Then, I would just cross her off from my friend list.

[Note: A popular Internet quip recommends looking at yourself in the mirror and checking the balance of bank accounts when you don’t want to study, because your ugliness and poverty will inspire you to buckle down and get your study on.]