Familiarity breeds contempt.
Things too close to eyes are often blurry.
Our classmates are our friends. They know us inside out. You can never argue and win from them, however great lawyer or player you might be elsewhere.
They already have ready-made viewpoint towards us. You can’t change that. People change. Ordinary become extraordinary and vice versa. But our minds are not designed to change our long-held views so easily. It pertains to our identity and image of self.
Pro Tip : If you want real success, try to find it away from friends circle. They cannot water wash their myopic vision about you (it is just working of mind). Friends and advisors are always two different set of people.