Two days ago, talking to my dad on the phone.
Dad: "Your brother keeps flying out of town on weekends. He went to Chicago recently."
Me: "他对 Irvine 还不熟， 没什么事做。 比较孤独。" (He's still new to Irvine, and doesn't have a lot to do there. It gets lonely.)
Dad: "孤独才好看书！" (But lonely times are the best times for studying!)
Dad: "All of my useful knowledge was information I studied during lonely times."