Students Zen Stories to motivate You to study hard.
China. A Chinese Student cannot afford candles for nights lights. His rich neighbour has parties lights every night. So He breaks a hole in the connecting wall. Read from the hole lights every night to study. Become Imperial Scholar.
(*me Cstan98 is not recommending You to break shared walls. That is creating problems/stealing lights. But You need to think creatively out-of-box to study if You do not have necessary equipments to study.)
China. A Chinese Student always wants to sleep at night while studying. To stay awake. He uses a big sharp needle to stab his leg. After years. His legs are full of scars. Become Imperial Scholar.
(*me Cstan98 is not recommending You to injure yourself. That is creating problems/killing harming body. But You need to think creatively out-of-box to study if You want to determine awake to study.)
China. A Chinese Student always wants to sleep at night while studying. To stay awake. He ties His imperial pony hair tail to a roof rope. When to sleep. His hairs is pull. Become Imperial Scholar.
(*me Cstan98 is not recommending You to injure yourself. That is creating problems/killing harming hairs. Just as determined to stay awake as Him to study.)
(00) China. It is recorded. That Chinese Scholars:
(01) Because They have to study under night dim candle lights. They are heavily short-sightedness. That why all Females want to marry One. Because this kind of Husband looks at Their Female Wife very close. (Spectacles have not been invented.)
(02) That They are so full of Confucian Integrity Ethics. Every Chinese New Year. Everyone must buy Their handwritten chinese Papers Poems to hang in Living Rooms. For good lucks.
(03) That They are so thin. Even a strong wind can blow Them away.
(04) They have 3 years to study for every 3 years Imperial Examination. It is said: "3 years under cold night window. No One knows. Once win recognition. Under Heaven knows."
(05) Those who studied as a Chinese Scholar. Are expected to be learned with ethics integrity.
(*in 2018. Why don't study to become a business-BBA Chinese Scholar Martial Arts Zen Monk Jedi like Panda.)
Philippines. Poor area district. Lights electricity are cut off at night. So totally unable to homework/study. A 14 years old Poorman Kid is so determined to study. He puts a table outside MacDonalds Fastfood Restaurant (only night night has lights). To study. Everyone calls Him the MacDonald Kid. News go viral whole Country. Financial helps come all over. He is offered a Scholarship to study University.
(*are You that determined to study to get out of poverty.)
United States. Teacher to Class: "to go very far in life. You need to study hard." The student kid: "wrong Teacher. My cousin says you need the right connections to go very far in life." Teacher: "class. He is right also. So what you (student kid) intends to do." The student kid: "follow my cousin advices. Quit school and join gangs." Teacher: "..."
(*Panda: "follow my advices. To be super-rich. You need to study until acute psychosis. Then start a company. Earn so much. That governments confiscate all your money." GOD: "...")