Peer Pressure Essay

814 Words Oct 19th, 2008 4 Pages
Peer pressure these days has had major effects on our children and young adults. Decisions are being made that are unheard of to parents and teachers. Don’t think that the adolescence making these choices isn’t struggling to grasp hold of the concepts of what they are doing. Unknowingly, our generation is making choices that will effect the rest of their lives. Whether or not it’s the way we dress or a decision in unprotected sex, it’s still a decision made based on the approval of our peers. Who are we now a days. If we are just living to be who are friends want us to be, we lose individualism. Peer pressure has effected, the music listened to, and the clothes wore, sexual activity, drugs, skipping school, reckless driving and many other …show more content…
Sex and drugs are the worst problems for our young adults. Alcohol is one of the leading causes for unprotected sex, leading to teen pregnancy. Which causes increased drop out rate, for fear of humiliation (from their peers) that helped them make the choice to drink in the first place. Teen pregnacy also increses America’s abortion average. Alcohol also affects judgment leading to another poor choices. If drugs are offered, its harder to think about the consequences of taking them. People don’t think about getting addicted and how much the habbit will cost, or how it will affect their jobs, schooling or families. When your judgement is affected there are so many dangerous things that could happen. People get in cars with drunk drivers or decide to drive themselves. Sometimes people are taken advantage of sexually because they are unable to fight back, and sometimes things are said that end up in fights.

Peer pressure is just wanting to fit in with everybody else. But what people don’t understand is, the people that stand out are the ones that go far in life. And when everyone around you is making the wrong decision, it’s easy to make the wrong decision with them. It’s hard to stand up for what you believe in and be different. You never know how much respect you will gain from standing out. Many will admire you, and those who don’t, the ones that poke fun, they are insecure with themselves. They don’t know how to stand out and be who they are

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