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.]

一個人告訴我他的父母會問他那些與他出去玩的朋友GPA是多少。從那以後,每當我不想學習的時候,我除了照照鏡子,查查銀行餘額,還會想想這位朋友父母問的問題。然後,我們就友盡了。