Peer Pressure

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ResidentGoddessAstraea - 18-21 years old

Posted by ResidentGoddessAstraea
on December 13th, 2012 at 1:08 AM

I remember being in third grade or something, and we were shown either a book or a program about peer pressure. When we finished, I was excited by the idea that representing yourself was important somehow. When I told everyone I was not and would never be affected by peer pressure, everyone else said that it was impossible to do that and did not appreciate what I was doing; they all thought I was no fun because of it. However, the refusal of peer pressure has guided my life for a long time, and I do not think I ever would have viewed life so openly as I did and learn so many views, eventually leading to my fluid worldview where I do not accept or renounce anything in order to try and make others happy and find a path to a more meaningful life. This has not worked to my benefit too much in the past, but I am glad that I at least have the spirit to have a definite sense of self and not be following the traditional path of life. Unfortunately, I need to recalibrate myself in this way to an extent, for I have subtly fallen beneath the wishes of others many times in the past.

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