Also the novices got chairs and they didn't. So not fair
Heat rises. Think about it.
How do I know this, you ask?
I recall being in a very hot building in Greece years back, with a nice marble floor. I touched it, and it felt ice cold. After that, any time I got uncomfortably hot, all I had to do was get some 'floor time'...
with a marble floor, that is some extra coolness there. I know the feeling.
Vain existence can never exist, for "unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain." (Psalm 127)
If the faith is unchanged and rock solid, then the gates of Hades never prevailed in the end.