#SDR 1233: You Do Not Have To Succumb To Peer Pressure

Peer pressure is a choice. It is not a situation where you are void of any semblance of options. The challenge to not conform however, is very tough. But then again, not impossible. Just because ‘everyone is doing it’ is not a good enough reason for you to follow suit. If you think like so, it just means that you are weak. That you are easily swayed by external forces. That you do not have your own mind, or at least control of it. Many people are like that. That is not to prove anything negative or whatsoever, just that it is easier. Succumbing to peer pressure is easier. That is why many people do the things that they do not want to. They want to belong to some place and unfortunately, sometimes they get involve with a bad crowd and they start to do the things that they would not perhaps do in the first place. Having said that, if the peer pressure is one of a positive nature, by all means go for it. Sometimes that kind of push in the right direction is ever so needed. The bottom-line is that we all have a choice. Peer pressure is not an order or command that you cannot refuse.

 

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