peer pressure

@akinad (446)
Philippines
April 16, 2007 8:20am CST
have u ever done something,not because u like doing it but because someone pressured u to do so?This usually happens to people who doesn't have enough will power to say NO even if saying YES means trouble.. i have experienced it a lot..but now i've learned that it is okay to say no when u know that it is the best thing to do.. how about you?
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@cynddvs (2949)
• United States
29 Apr 07
I went through a period in my life when peer pressure influenced me. It was when I was drinking pretty heavily and working in a restaurant. It was the "cool" thing to do to go out drinking after work so I did it. There was a point when I was going out drinking every night. And when I say drinking I don't just mean a couple of drinks. I mean drinking until I'm drunk. I knew I needed to slow down and stop but my friends kept influencing me to do it so I would. Luckily I finally decided I needed to get away from that crowd all together and get my life together. I moved to Florida to be with my mom for a while and later moved back to my home town. I haven't drank now in almost 3 years so I think I'm doing good. Every since then I've decided to never have negative influences in my life like that again. Especially now that I have my daughter to think of.
@xParanoiax (6997)
• United States
19 Apr 07
Not alot. That's probably mostly due to my headstrong-ness though. The whole "I follow my own path, I only do what I decide's right and I could really care less how the world thinks of me. Screw the world." attitude lol. Even though I do have a tendency to be quiet and at times shy, I usually lose the lack of confidence as soon as someone trifles with me. It just all becomes irrelevant. I can feign innocence, I'm a good liar, and actor..so people can believe what they like about me. But that won't mean it's true. They may even live under the impression I did what they wanted..but they'll be mistaken..if they push it they find out just how mistaken they were.. *winces* I'm just your regular waskly wabbit I guess.
@romel_ece (1290)
• Philippines
19 Apr 07
Yes I was able to experienced being pressured from my friends when I was still studying in college.I think all of us have experienced this before and it's just ordinary things that we did some foolishness sometimes as friends.
@lilaclady (28226)
• Australia
16 Apr 07
I have never been a slave to peer pressure, I guess I am just so independent, I rather think it is pretty good being different, when I was young all my friends smoked I never did, today a few of my friends are into other stuff but I don't bother, i can quite happiluy go to their parties and not feel out at all, I think I am my own self in charge of my own life...