The Truth about Peer Pressure
Peer pressure is one thing that all teens have in common. You can't escape it; it is everywhere. No matter how popular you are, how well liked you may be or how together you feel, sooner or later you will have to face peer pressure. There’s this time that a teenager experiences pressure from her friends, whom these friends of hers ask her to go out with them, have fun, party and drink and probably use drugs. At first, she was hesitant to go and thought that it will be bad for them to do such thing at a young age. But after a few persuasive and forceful statements and actions towards her, they were able to convince her to join them. Is this what friends do nowadays? Influence a person who only wanted is to make friends with the people he or she wanted to be with it? Is this what they call the “in-circle”? “If you do this or do that, then we’ll be friends just follow us then you’ll be okay.”
For us to be comprehended more, peer, according to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, “one belonging to the same societal group especially based on age, grade, or status”, while pressure, “the burden of physical or mental distress”. Meaning, peer pressure combined is the feeling that someone your own age is burdening you in making a certain choice, whether good or bad, making you feel tortured and ending up choosing the choice they wanted from you.