I’m A Baller - Chapter 75
Wang Yan stared at Fu Yushi’s fair and tender legs. He couldn’t stop looking at them. The morning in the capital seemed very beautiful to him.
Fu Yushi didn’t seem to have any reaction. Suddenly, she shot a cold and piercing glance at him. “What’s wrong? Your eyes are turning green again. Do you want to wear a skirt meant for girls?”
Wang Yan had said that the last time they played truth or dare at a KTV. He didn’t expect her to remember it.
“After hanging out with you girls for a few days, my standards are getting higher and higher. When I go back to my hometown, I won’t be able to stand those vulgar people anymore. My feelings are very complicated, and I’m very frustrated.”
Wang Yan put on a shameless act again. He was being partially truthful, while acting like a bootlicker at the same time.
There was no other way. He had too much of a dark history.
Fu Yishi, especially, had no lack in bootlicking dogs. She wouldn’t be easily coaxed by such a sentence. However, she was still quite happy and pleased.
“Don’t be so garrulous. I have something to do later. Let’s eat quickly.”
Fu Yishi was completely different from when they first met. For her to say a few lines was already considered a positive change.
Wang Yan grinned smugly and led her to the cafeteria.
The 15-year-old Shangri-la was still synonymous with the highest standard. The breakfast spread was very sumptuous, and there were a few things that were made especially well.
Fu Yushi liked the crystal shrimp dumplings the most. She finished two whole baskets and six small ones.
During this time, the two of them did not deliberately make small talk. They just ate their own food. If there was something to talk about, they would not talk nonsense. The meal was quiet and it was not awkward. It was as if they were old friends who had known each other for many years.
Once they ate till their stomachs were warm and comfortable, they glanced at each other and smiled. There was a faint figment of warmth and joy that flowed naturally between them.
“Where are you going next?”
“Where are you going?”
The two of them spoke at the same time as if they had a tacit understanding.
“I made an appointment with Weiwei to go shopping, but that fellow was too lazy to wake up early and pick me up. She told me to take the bus to Dayue City by myself. I was just about to head out for breakfast when I bumped into you flaunting your wealth. So I came to get a good meal. Now that I’m full, it’s time to look for her again.”
Fu Yushi explained everything in an orderly manner. She looked up at Wang Yan and asked, “What about you?”
Wang Yan smiled and replied, “I’m going to a library to read.”
Fu Yushi’s eyes widened and stared fixedly at his face. You’re such a rich guy. Why would you wake up early to read instead of thinking about where to spend your wealth?!
Are you kidding me?!
Of course not.
Wang Yan’s purpose in coming to the capital was very simple
He would stay for 15 days to pass the rapid growth period. He would prepare a few new clothes according to the trend and attend university with a brand-new appearance.
During the growth period, spending money was not important.
What was important was living a peaceful, orderly, and regular life.
Reading books, swimming, playing games, gathering with beautiful women, and feeling the changes and progress of his body bit by bit. Wouldn’t that be wonderful?
Of course, if the opportunity arose, he had to conquer Liu Li. That would certainly be best.
Now that Liu Li didn’t have time, it was a good time to head to the library.
What else could he do?
Look for a place to loiter in broad daylight?
God-level tycoons were also humans. Humans would get tired.
If one spent 24 hours a day thinking about how to spend money and how to loiter around, that wasn’t called enjoying life. It was called self-torture.
Mental relaxation and proper mental exercises were the secret to maintaining a vigorous reserve of energy.
If one spent money blindly and indulged blindly, their minds would only become emptier.
Most nouveau riche died because of this.
Wang Yan was especially grateful to the [habit incubator]. The two hours of studying every day filled the heart of the nouveau riche within him. Hence, he didn’t go crazy because of his sudden increase in wealth.
Those two hours of wholehearted reading was like a stabilizing needle, firmly pinning down the mentality of a young child.
And it provided nutrition continuously, nourishing his soul that was gradually getting poorer.
Wang Yan came to a profound realization.
Money was very powerful. Hence, the heart had to become stronger in order to control it well.
Learning, thinking, and patience could all make one’s heart stronger.
Hence, one couldn’t stop reading!
Thus, under Fu Yushi’s dazed eyes, the two parted ways at the north side of the library.
As she watched Wang Yan walk out slowly, Fu Yushi was still in disbelief.
She couldn’t help but raise her phone and snap a photo of his back, before sending it to her group of sisters.
The caption read, “Doggie actually got up early to go to the library to read!!!”
Three exclamation marks were rarely seen from her.
The sisters who were free in the group replied.
They all had similar thoughts.
Wang Yan naturally didn’t know about this. He was standing in front of the bulletin board, reading.
The family library was not only big, but it also had a long history and outstanding collections.
The library had inherited imperial collections originating from the Southern Song Dynasty, as well as the private collections of many famous families since the Ming and Qing dynasties. It could be traced back to the Yin Ruin’s Oracle Bones more than 3,000 years ago.
‘Dun Huang’s Will’, ‘Zhao City Gold Collection’, ‘Yongle Dadian’ and the Wenjin Pavilion’s ‘Complete Collection of The Four Treasuries’ were known as the ‘four major collections’ of the family library.
Wang Yan would not aim too high and waste his time on such professional reference books. The goal of this trip was very clear.
Jessica M. Youtes, The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve.
While reading ‘The US Federal Reserve’, Wang Yan gradually developed a strong interest in economics. He did not want to make money or get a job. He simply enjoyed it.
Wouldn’t it be interesting for a tycoon to study economics and understand the inner workings of the world?
Hence, he compiled a huge list of books online and prepared to read them during the four years.
One of the most basic, important, and troublesome book was ‘Seeing Through Statistics’.
The trouble was that ‘STS’ didn’t have a Chinese version, only an English version.
Wang Yan was confident that he could finish eighth grade in his sophomore year and junior year.
But the problem was that basic courses like statistics couldn’t wait until his second and third year.
Therefore, when he heard that a library had a translation and interpretation of the book in a certain journal published by Tsinghua University’s School of Management, Wang Yan set this as his goal.
With two hours of in-depth reading, Wang Yan could finish more than 40 pages of accounting basics. In fourteen to fifteen days, he would definitely be able to finish reading the whole book.
Did it sound particularly high-class?
Wang Yan couldn’t help but praise himself: Tsk tsk, where can I find such a self-motivated god-level tycoon!
He strolled into the registration office and accessed the second-generation ID Card’s borrowing function. Then, he recharged 1000 dollars and rushed to the area where the directory was.
After half an hour, he finally found the Tsinghua University of Management’s ‘Internal Journal of Statistical Research’. He finally began to work hard.
Statistics was a particularly interesting and practical subject.
Textbook definition: Statistics is a comprehensive science that uses search, collation, analysis, and description of data to infer the essence of the object being tested and even predict the future of the object being tested.
The key point was to infer the essence of the object being tested and even predict the future of the object being tested.
In ‘The Creature From Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve’, the author had analyzed a large amount of data and predicted the subprime crisis. When Wang Yan first read it, he was shocked.
Wang Yan thought, I don’t have to as impressive as this. But since I receive tens of millions worth of wages every day, I can’t remain like an old farmer from the countryside who doesn’t know anything, right?
When things happen, do I just close my eyes and throw money at them?
I am indeed a nouveau riche now. I can’t help it. Do I have to be a nouveau riche for the rest of my life?
I am only 18 years old. There are only benefits for me to learn more, not disadvantages.
Hence, he made up his mind: Regardless of where I will develop in the future, I will study my majors in university well and become a god with knowledge and vision.
When he was poor, reading was a worrisome thing since he had been worried about the future.
Now, Wang Yan enjoyed reading very much. This was because he was reading books that he was interested in, and because he was reading to achieve a better self.
It was very enjoyable.
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