Qi-Xiong in the Warring States, Qin powerful neighbors continue to attack troops, occupied in many places. Other six countries are all very scared, trying to deal with it. At that time, a person, called Su Qin, he proposed a "vertical" , which means the six countries join.
Su Qin is one of Luoyang. He wanted to do something, but to run around for several years and have not made official. Later, the money ran out, wore clothes, and had no choice but to go home. Family to see him embarrassed like a pair of parents has been severely criticized him; his wife sat on the woven silk looms, even the one he ; his sister-in-law gave him for cooking food, twisting his sister-in-law ignored who walked away.
Su Qin has been under great excitement, is determined to fight in one breath. From then on, he studied hard, studied Art of War, every day late into the night. Su Qin often encourage each other said: "The scholars have decided to seek fame go to study in this direction, if not with the knowledge to obtain the status of noble glory, read more What is the use of it!" Think of these, more ecstasy Su Qin to learn together.
In order to seize the time to study, Su Qin would also like a good way out. He studied at the hair, tied with a rope, suspended in the beam, if we are a snooze, pull their hair put up. Late at night, if feel sleepy, take awl stabbed his thigh, it will be able to remain sober. This is the phrase "the first cantilever, cone " the origin, that is the spirit of hard study. In this way more than a year with work, his rich knowledge more than ever before.
334 BC onwards, he went to six countries to lobby to promote a "vertical" idea, and he succeeded. The following year, the six countries entered into a vassal of the Union combined vertical. Su Qin linked to the six countries of India and became a prominent figure.