Date: 2/16/2012 5:35:00 PM
Peer pressure noun
Social pressure by one’s peer group to take a certain action, confirm to certain values or otherwise conform in order to be accepted.
ii) An intangible pressure to be equal to or better than your peers.
iii) It’s a powerful force, which keeps us from learning from others’ mistake.
Peer pressure is to have a pre- placement offer
It is to outscore your classmates, to out-earn your contemporaries
Peer pressure is to be able to flaunt online
To be able so your parents can boast about you
Peer pressure is to have a credit –card with your name on it.
Peer pressure is to ace a Myers-Briggs test
Peer pressure is to have a foreign vacation
It is this pressure that tells you to have a date on Valentines.
It is to be witty and clever by half on social networks
Peer pressure dictates a 4 wheeler on your list
Peer pressure is when you have to support a team that always wins and risk being called glory hunters. Peer pressure is the way people comply and let the status quo be.
Somehow most of these peer pressures have monetary links and tones. To be able to be classified as a success , one ticks off several of those peer pressures and by successfully negotiating them , puts more peer pressure on others who haven’t quite been able to. So you see how it’s a vicious circle.
Peer pressure is when the comparative degree is used in our talks more than the positive or the superlative one. Everyone wants to be outstanding but seldom stand out from the set that succumbs to these pressures and acquiesces with the routine.
Every sort of peer pressure can be ignored and slowly they would cease to be the convention. Success sometimes comes on your fourth attempt, third career or second inspiration. The question is ..What is stopping you?
That’s right, nothing.