Whether you’re 16 or 56, you’re never free from peer pressure. The thing is you think you’re finally an adult and you think your decisions are free from prejudice. Well, it’s not true, why? Because competition never ends, we’re always in competition to meet up with standards most times we are not self-conscious of this fact but it’s the truth.
It doesn’t matter if you are 16 years old trying to get a girlfriend so you can look cool in school or you’re 56 years old trying to get a mansion in the best neighborhood in the city, peer pressure always has a fingerprint on the decisions you make.
Just because all your friends watch football and very enthusiastic about it doesn’t mean you should too. Often times we try to fit into a pattern neglecting our own personality and what we really love to do. Peer pressure is something most people struggle with not knowing how deep they are immersed in it.
One way to minimize the effect of peer pressure is to understand yourself as a person and what makes you stand out among others, also embracing yourself for who you are, which includes how you look, feel, think, what you have and what you want to be.
True happiness comes from the little things that are special to you and not what the world wants you to do.