My college Fitzwilliam was pretty good but unfashionable and I lived in digs so I was not part of the cloistered 'old college' environment which frankly was a bit intimidating. But I worked hard and settled in by exploring politics and girls.
Human nature is such that people are born with a love of profit If they follow these inclinations they will struggle and snatch from each other and inclinations to defer or yield will die.
The person attempting to travel two roads at once will get nowhere.
I have a bit of a rebellious nature.