“peer pressure – social pressure by members of one’s peer group to take a certain action, adopt certain values, or otherwise conform in order to be accepted.”
Through out life you feel the peer pressure from just a young age. Kids feel inscurite because of the way from not having any friends, bullied, feeling that they are fat and have to loose weight, have to make themselves more respectable, want to be popular and etc. In which to take order of being accepted into ones group.
This carries on through out life where more people you meet will pressure you to do something that you don’t want to do. Like for example: taking drugs, smoking, getting to waisted from being drunk, steal things, sleep around and many more things.
These days I find that people really can’t accept that people are completely different to them. They don’t have to copy other people’s bad habits, what people wear, what they do and etc. I have a few experiences where I literally had to pull my friends out of some rediclous situations or give them advice to get them out of it.
Yet one of my friends is a year sober because of me getting her help and being there for her when it’s been most dangerous for her. I’ve never been so proud of her on which she has proven herself that she can do it and now doing things that she wants to do. She even shown her friends that she doesn’t need to have a good time drinking or anything.
When I was growing up I always had trouble with myself confidence and stuff but the most important thing for me was being my own invidiual wear what I want to wear and stuff like that because I’m one of those people who just want to get on with things. I get on with everyone but I don’t class them as friends but I got on with them. They respected me and I respected them to the point of they would stand up for me if something was being said or something happened.
Peer Pressure will always find away in finding you when you at least expect it. Even at work funny enough but that’s because people haven’t grown up enough to think differently. They aren’t at school anymore to pick on people.
My advice is just be yourself. Don’t worry what other people say about you. Just hold your head higher than theirs. All they are trying to do is to impress their friends and everyone around them because they think they are better than anyone else. I have my days of course I feel down and not good enough but that’s because I’ve kept it together for so long.
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