I recently got a good laugh out of a very funny and educational video about the peer pressure that is often put on new homeowners by the building and homeowners associations. It’s well worth the watch.
For starters, the video is a “What Would You Do If You Were Dead” style video where people with a life threatening disease are shown how to do things like wash their hands and leave the house. In a similar vein, I think having a roommate or friend move in with you is one of the hardest things to deal with. In many cases, they could make the experience more enjoyable by making it a party.
Peer pressure can do a lot to shape who you become, the most obvious example being being when you have a roommate or friend move in with you. Peer pressure doesn’t just mean being alone. It also means having fun and just being happy in your own company. If you can’t find that balance, then you will find yourself in a lot of trouble.
A major risk, peer pressure is when you have the option of letting your friends or roommates know you are in trouble. The easiest way to deal with it is to not tell them. This is true even if you dont consider them a friend. If you are having a bad day and your friends are trying to help you take care of your problems, you can send them a message and they will reply.
While this is true, it is also true that you have to keep up with them. Peer pressure is a force multiplier. With the right level of care you can deal with peer pressure much more easily than you can with no care.
In a world where everyone has a social circle, it’s easy to see how peer pressure can wreak havoc on a relationship. I think this is why we often get the idea that your friends are more important than your family. And it’s not just that they are more important, but also that their opinions and behavior determine your lives. Sure, you may have friends that are closer to you than your family, but your friends are also the most important people in your life.
Peer pressure is a real thing, but its often not understood by those around us. We often assume that other people’s opinions and behavior determine our own lives. But in reality, no one has the right to tell you how you should live your life.
A common belief that people have about peer pressure comes from the movie ‘Fight Club.’ What makes this book so relevant is the real-life example of the book’s author, John Green. He was a friend of mine and a really good friend of mine. His friendship and his commitment to peer pressure was cut short by his own illness. I’m pretty sure his peers who weren’t as healthy were worried he wouldn’t be able to live up to what he believed they deserved.
That’s a good point. You also have the right to tell people how they should live their lives. You’re not necessarily entitled to it though. You can’t force someone to be a good person. But you do have the right to tell them to be a bad person, or to not be good. The problem is you’re not really allowed to say it.
Like most other things, peer pressure is a voluntary thing. But we can influence people by our actions. We can tell people how they should live their lives, but we can only enforce it by our own actions. Its voluntary, but its not voluntary. We can have an impact on others by our actions, but we can only get that influence into our lives if we ourselves are doing the right thing.