Hey all- Classes are going fine, I did well this semester. What I am referring to is my classmates. Don't get me wrong, there isn't anything wrong with them, its just that they are not what I was expecting. They are mostly 22-23 years old, and seem to have spent their entire lives in school so far. No real life experience. Worst, I previously lived in a very liberal state and now I find that most of my classmates are religious, with mostly conservative views. The ones who aren't super religious seem caught up with going to the bar after every test...something that I got out of my system a few years ago...The social environment is much more remininscent of grade school than of college...in that people form cliques, and then gossip about each other after they drink too much at the bar... So, this semester I felt pretty dissapointed. I'm a really outoing and social person, and I never have found it hard to make friends. Its not that I can't relate to any of my classmates, its just that it seems to be nigh impossible to develop more than a superifical relationship with them-due to their lack of experience, and some of their views being so different than mine. I'm a deep thinker and have always been attracted to deep thinkers. I have friends that have radically different beliefs than my own-but we are friends because they are willing to consider other ideas without it threatening their beliefs. Even in high school I never liked ONLY being around people in my age group. I like to hear different opinions, I like to hear how age changes people's opinions. I am perfectly fine with just focusing on getting through these next two years. But, I guess I had hoped I would form one or two lasting friendships, and that I would have found my fellow classmates more interesting or inspiring, or something... Well, I don't know if anyone else has been feeling out of place within their class, or that their classmates weren't what they were expecting, but I'd certainly like to hear about it if you are!!!