Peers, at any age, influence your life, especially during your adolescence. You might not realise it, but you might be affected a lot by your peers, so much that many of the decisions you make are almost completely based on the actions and characteristics of your peers. You make decisions. The most common reason for accepting peer pressure is when you don’t want to be alone or left out, either by your friends, …show more content…
Avoiding Negative Peer Pressure
Being an independent individual means making your own decisions, based on what is best for you and the others around you. It means taking responsibility for what you do, for what you think and who you make friends with. It might be tough to resist peer pressure, especially if you are the only one who seems to be saying “no”, but it is possible, and the rewards you gain are much greater than what you gain from giving in to peer pressure.
Make the right friends; ones that value common interests also ones that are ready to say “no”. Hanging out with people who like doing similar stuff and is able to take out all the power of peer pressure makes it a lot easier to avoid and resist a situation where you feel pressured into doing or being things you don’t want to. The phrase “choose your friends wisely” comes in handy here. If you choose friends who don’t skip classes, take drugs, smoke or lie often and so on, then there is a lot lower chance that you will end up taking part in these activities, even if other peers