It's not about what other people think, it's about what YOU think! It's your life, you choose the road to walk on because if you succeed it's on you! If you fuck up, it's on you!
Military reserves is a great way to get started these days. It's something extra to add to your resume and it's something you'll be proud doing.
Reserves is great because you get to have a civilian life and military life. If you don't like reserves, you can always put your papers in and go active. If you sign up for active up front and don't like it, well you're fucked cuz you're gonna have to ride out your 4 years.
Active duty hates reservists because they are stuck and can't do whatever they want.
I'm USMC reserves and going to school, too. And I get to do whatever the fuck I want.
In basic, all you have to do is sound off, don't volunteer for anything, help out your fellow recruits, play the game, graduate, and move on with life.