So today is the first day of school and the new school year begins. We are dealing with classes, sports, and homework. While most of us will face peer pressure on this day. We are either receiving one of the two types of peer pressure, positive peer pressure or negative peer pressure. However, teen peer pressure can only be positive every so often however we all know the reality that teen peer pressure mostly consists of negativity. Peer pressure happens way too often in our lives and we don’t even realise it and we face the consequences of it almost every day. As teenagers tend to leave the real ones behind and pin up with the negative ones where we face the negative peer pressure while the real ones give us the positive peer pressure, pressuring us into being more ambitious and allowing us to be the real us.
We are all surrounded by our peers, people our age. Who has experiences and pastimes much like ours we make a handful of different choices every day and are empowered by each other’s choices and practices. Be that as it may, young people like us are affected by the help of companions since they need to fit in, be like the friends they admire, and do what others are doing or what others have. No one is immune to peer pressure. Pressure has the strength to create diamonds, but it needs to be “right” pressure.
There are many advantages of peer pressure if your peers are good. Good friends set plenty of true examples for each other. If your friends are devoted to doing well in college or sports then they are able to impact the ones around them to be goal-oriented. “Secondly, friends who are kind and loyal can impact others to construct these characteristics in themselves. What is greater, peers can help each other make choices along with what” courses to take and even how to handle their own family problems. Friends may get each other appropriate and helpful recommendations. “One’s world would be far less rich without ecoughtment or to provide ethical support when one needs it the most.”
On the other hand, bad friends may also pressurise us into doing something wrong, consisting of shoplifting, smoking, and consumption of alcohol. However negative peer pressure has an immense “amount of effect on the inner us”. Negative peer pressure lowers our self-esteem. In a few cases, teenagers locate themselves overly dependent on their peers, because they start to develop issues with self-confidence. Teasing from others can cause young adults to experience as though they aren’t as good enough. An article by Childerens.com stated that over “50%-60% of teenagers who suffer from negative peer pressure, causes them to decrease their self-confidence which can later lead to poor academic performance in school and an increase in depression and anxiety.” Now negative peer pressure is such a huge deal many teenagers choose to turn a blind eye to it. “If all of that is left untreated, this will sooner or later lead young teenagers to have interaction self-harm or even to have suicidal thoughts. Peer pressure is one of the biggest reasons why the teenager age group has the highest suicide rate”
Everyone has their own different experience in everything. But when it comes to peer pressure everyone has the same experience. Over 90% of teens suffer from peer pressure, yet don’t even realize what they are doing to themselves to fit in with or peers in order to be more “cool”. We all know what positive and negative peer pressure is yet we still pin up with those same negative people who bury yourself the confidence to stop you from the “real” you from the use of peer pressure.
We tend to break more healthy relationships than bad ones. An article from “The Sydney herald stated that research found that up to 70% of close and healthy friendship breaks”. Why? Is this the case we leave the real ones behind and end up with the fake ones? We need to be way more conscious of who we are spending our time with and perhaps give a thought to what type of pressure we are receiving from the “close ones”
Peer pressure can be negative and positive. Peer pressure teaches us that there are serious consequences to the action we make and that either positive or negative affects our future. We should be more aware of the type of peer pressure we are getting from our “close ones” and not be influenced to make decisions that are not against our will. Ultimately we have the bailey to discern when things are good or bad for ourselves. Allow yourself the space to make the decisions When you are comfortable and know that it is okay to set boundaries.