Ok this is the deal... I'm serious about law school... really serious... and possibly too serious. The thing is I'm not antisocial but I really can't stand superficial people that goof around and inadvertently drag me down with them. Concentration wise and grade wise. See, I don't want to be a jerk and overall I do want to be "liked" within my class because it makes law school a little more bearable knowing that if you miss a class the person sitting next to you won't give you the wrong notes on the wrong topic. But I just don't know how to draw the line between wanting to be friendly and cordial to you but not wanting to be your best friend and confidante... without hurting your feelings. For instance it sucks when you're friendly to everyone in class... they like you and you like them. But then there comes the all-encompassing "what'cha doin Friday night" that I will have to say no to... which without me wanting it to... begins to burn bridges. As we all know us law students are a sensitive bunch
I'm not a nerd and I don't study 24/7 but I find deep personal friendships and "cliques" during law school, are especially taxing and take away from what you should be doing. So how can I stay friendly with everyone without having to be a huge part of your life and without looking like a total jerk?
What should I do? Anyone else feel my pain?