hello all i've just started university about a month ago (studying for a single major in mathematics) and in desperate need for some advice from the wiser and older. since i've started at the second semester (you can do that in my uni), we are a relatively small group of people, only about 20-30 or so and we all have the same lectures. i thought this would be a good thing, but since the semester started i've been encountering so much drama? everyone seems to be competing for "class genius" status and refuse to study together and associate with "lesser beings" unless they deem you worthy of their attention (aka they think you're smarter than them and working with you will somehow benefit them in the future). in the beginning people were really nice to me but once i've admitted that i'm struggling they're suddenly turning their noses up and are kind of ignoring me and refusing to study together. theres one girl in particular who is clearly very intelligent but seems really insecure and spends breaks spreading negativity about other people or stressing everyone out. i don't understand why people are like this, it's only the first semester, there's no way anyone actually understands what they're doing (cmon, trying to cram down math that took mankind hundreds of years to achieve in 4 months?) and i can't wrap my head around why people think that their academic background grants them superiority and that people like me (which seem to be the minority) who've never studied any form of mathematics previously other than basic high school are brainless weaklings? how do i deal with this? do i just go down the lone wolf route and wait until people chill out? i don't want to draw any more fire towards my direction or get sucked into this primary school behaviour. this will pass right?