There’s a competitive note in the air. You’re mixing with many talented people. Some will think and act as if they always now best. This will inspire you to work harder and study more but don’t forget that you have skills you can be proud of too.
You know how to get your message across. People are listening. You have stood up for policies in the past which were at the time classed as extreme but are now part of the mainstream consensus. Be proud because you are making a difference.