November 8, 2019

And Then


A poor student went to see a rich old lady in the village to borrow money for school expenses.

“I want to study and become a lawyer.”

“Yeah? And then, what are you going to do?”

“I want to earn a lot of money and become rich, like you.”

“And then?”

“I’ll get married, have kids, and live happily.”

“And then what will you do?”

As her questions seemed never-ending, the student got irritated.

“What do you think I would do next? I’ll just live like that, and probably die when I get old.”

“Then, will that be it?”

“What can happen after I die?”

“Then, does that mean you’ll study just to die? I can never lend my money to a young man like you who lives without thinking about what is next.”

Her word brought him to an epiphany.

Later, he became very successful and established a university.

In the school auditorium, he attached this slogan: And Then?