Alright guys girls and assorted others, as my first post on ARRSE i thought i'd pose you with a bit of an internal struggle i've been having with myself and see if you lads can help me sort it out. I graduated last year from stirling uni with a 2:1 in sports studies and decided that i wanted to go to sandhurst. So off i went to the AFCO had meeting with ACO and went off down to bovington to see the RTR. All well. Then i come home and through various sources such as mates that are serving soldiers the news etc i find somewhat to my surprise that officers aren't so revered in the army as perhaps an outsider would think. From the jist of things basically they are thought of as a bunch of know it all silver spoon up ARRSE cnuts that deserved to be slapped more than listened too. THIS IS NOT HOW I WANT MY ARMY LIFE TO BE. I then deceided that perhaps life as a regular would be more of what i was looking for however i've also found from similar sources to above that going in as a regular at 23 with a degree may be frowned upon by my fellow recruits and ill be thougt of as just as much of a cnut as i would of as if i went to RMAS. My quandry is thus when i'm in the army i want to be surrounded by people that i can trust and i can rely on as they will be able to with me, not with preconceived ideas about me or the type of person i am. Whats the best way to go about things guys as i have to do this soon or i never will and its something i really want to do for many different reasons.