It seems like every time there's an opportunity to hand out pretzels at the next alumni function, or join a random club that's sole purpose is to decide what movie will play next sunday night, half my classmates jump. What motivates people to do things like be a tour guide for interviewees, or be my class secretary? Is it for social opportunity? Your resume or residency directors? Pre-med insanity overflow? Wouldn't you rather let someone else show nervous interviewees the library? So yeah, I'm starting to feel sorta guilty because because don't care about doing those things. When I'm not studying, I want to relax. I want to play my guitar, talk to my family, refresh my brain so I can do my best at all this basic science stuff, which I think is important. (Yes - I DO care about the fundraisers for AIDS, volunteering at the local clinic...things that have obvious importance IMHO.) I hope none of you tour guides take offense - I had a great interview experience because of some of you - but I don't understand your motivation. Please explain.