Peer pressure Essay

747 Words Mar 30th, 2015 3 Pages
Topic Sentence : Peer Pressure
Subject : Negative and Positive effects on teenage Peer Pressure
Supporting Sentences : (Negative) Bad habits are cultivated and it leads to loss of individuality and integrity. (Positive) Giving up bad habits and helps teenagers by motivating them to do their best.
Thesis Statement : Peer Pressure affect teenagers to cultivate bad habits from surroundings and it can lead to loss of individuality and integrity. On the positive side, peer pressure help teenagers to give up bad habits, also to motivate them to do their best in everything they do.

Negative and Positive Effects on Teenage Peer Pressure
Peer pressure. What is peer pressure? Peer pressure is the influence you feel from a person or a group
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Firstly, you will follow them blindly; then you adopt their tastes of fashion, clothing and music. By doing so, it can actually lead you to lose your own taste. You feel forced to like what they like and do what they do. Peer pressure will make you lose your originality of thought and conduct. You forget the way you wanted to live. Lastly, you lose your identity.
Now if you look on the brighter side, peer pressure isn’t always a negative thing. It can be a positive influence and help challenge or motivate you to do your best. For example, in high school sports, coaches typically hope that peer pressure from teammates will cause individuals to work and play hard or to keep their grades up so that they can remain eligible to play. The same type of dynamic can occur in a work setting for older people. In many cases, this is not about pressure all the time, but an inspiration which in return, make good changes.
Besides that, it also help teenagers to give up their bad habits. If you are fortunate to get a good peer group, your peers can influence you to change your personality wise in a positive way. Their perspective of life can lead you to change yours. As the saying goes “To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly” by Henri Bergson. For example, positive peer pressure can make you quit smoking or give up bad habits that you may have. That is because your peers can inspire you to

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