So, this peer pressure topic does not only show in our children, teens, our parenting books, etc.
To me it's a topic that is never outgrown.
I face this all the time in meetings, committee's in which I serve, classes that I take, etc.
I'm constantly trying to keep my integrity and character in check.
It happens, not just in school locker rooms and hallways, but around the lunch table with work associates, in the homes of people who are more affluent, during adult conversations when you don't want to admit who you really are or what you truly believe.
The fear of being different or to disagree doesn't leave you when you reach adulthood.
As an adult - is it still a small fear?
Answer by bjane01 at 3:00 PM on Jul. 13, 2010
Answer by samurai_chica at 8:55 AM on Jul. 13, 2010
I never had a lot of people around to be influenced by when I was a kid I was a loner I had maybe a few friends. it was strange to me that the couple times I did get in trouble I realized that you might get in trouble as a group but I still have to go home to my parents and get in trouble alone so that lesson was hard learned. I did not need peer pressure I was sometimes in enough trouble by myself. it also helps that I am a writer all my own thoughts.
Answer by pinkdragon36 at 8:58 AM on Jul. 13, 2010
My husband and I fight about this quite a bit actually. I am always myself, I never pretend to be anything or anyone else. My dh on the other hand changes depending on who he's with. He's a recovering addict but chooses to hang out with his friends that still use. When we're alone he talks about putting the family 1st and how he doesn't feel the need to abuse drugs/alcohol anymore. When he's with his friends, he begs me to "let" him use and will tell his friends he can't use with them because he wants to get laid. It makes me, him, and our relationship look really really bad. It's odd to me how such a big, muscular, tattooed man can be such a pansy. When it comes right down to it, I may be tiny, but I most definitely have more balls.
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