One problem of being in a highly academic university is the depth of its students. Everyone is so well read, to hold a conversation with someone can be the most intimidating thing. Natural intelligence is swiped away and if the feeling of insecurity is so easily bred here in the midst of all the intellectuals. Even the church, who is supposed to be all welcoming in nature betrays hints of condescension with their lightly lined jokes of superiority. This is all the result of years of mastering and education system that feeds into intelligence and hard work. And while my own academic background strives towards that direction, it is not quite there yet. I wasn’t required to read a ton of journals to feel comfortable with my intellect. This could be a Durham thing, or it could be an England thing, I don’t know. What I do know is that, if you are planning to implant yourself here from some other far off land, and if you like me come from a less developed education system, get yourself reading. Lots.