I told my more that I was doing ASL club this year because I like learning it, I am hard of hearing, and there is a deaf disparity in patients in the healthcare system due to inability to properly communicate; I want to become a doctor (particularly an endovascular neurosurgeon or cardiologist). She told me that she does not think that it will be a good club for me because she thinks "its not important and that ASL is useless". She think that my time would be better spend in Black student union and speech bc they will apparently be transferable skills that'll help me in my career. and while I understand that, I really dont want to d speech because its very time consuming and just not something I am interested in and I dont not want to force myself to do something I dont want to do. Along those same lines, I am very hesitant on joining Black Student Union because while I am black, I have never had a black friend and I live in a predominantly white neighborhood, so being around so many black people will make me uncomfortable because of my extreme social anxiety. Do you think I will be hindered by not joining BSU and Speech? Do you think I will be hindered by joining ASL Club? What are your opinions or ideas on this?