Very often, I feel academically challenged and even threatened by my classmates. Bucknell is a very competitive environment where many students are constantly trying to one up each other. While a little competition is healthy, we should be helping each other grow rather than planning each other’s destruction. I am personally a very arrogant person. I do not want people to help me solve a problem because I want to solve it all by myself. It is my sense of “I am better or even worthy of you” to my classmates. This semester, I plan to change this. I hope to attempt to learn from my peers rather than ignoring them. I will listen to their ideas and then consider them valuable. I believe by doing this, I will gain more out of this class and learn more overall this semester.