Is the following sentence acceptable?
On the way of studying, if you don't have any friends, you'll be ignorant and ill-informed.
It generally means someone studies at school.
'As a student, if you don't have any friends you'll be ignorant and ill-informed.'
It's grammatically acceptable now, but patently untrue.
Honest speaking, the above sentence is directly translated from a Chinese proverb. I am not sure if this English sentence can authentically convey its original meaning.
Ashiuhto, could you explain what the Chinese proverb says? What is the thought that it conveys?