Essay on Peer Pressure

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Eddie Young


Peer Pressure
Peer Pressure can disturb a person’s choices heavily. Peer pressure drives
people to make an immediate decision giving it little to no thought at all. This is
dangerous because this makes a person conform to someone elses ideas. This factor
can influence people and allow them to become weak minded or just more dependant
on others. Peer pressure almost seems like a petty version of temporarily brainwashing
somebody.
The pressure can make you develop into someone you aren’t. Peer pressure
isn’t always unhealthy though. It can be used in a beneficial way if a person is putting a
forward­looking message through another person. For example if your peer wants to
persuade you to do your schoolwork, that results in a positive outcome if you agree to
conform. Peer pressure is more apparent when it comes to drugs or hazardous acts.
This usually happens because a person is trying to keep to their true selves, but theres
always that one person who wants you to do what they do. I feel like peer pressuring
somebody is easier to execute when on the subject of substances or “fun.”

Societal pressure can also be used to contaminate a person’s decision
making.The people who haven’t quite found themselves are more susceptible to
conforming under societal pressure. They may be more prone to collapse under societal
pressure because they want to be authorized by society. They are so into being

accepted by others that they forget to accept themselves. Societal pressure seems to
make people admire a certain person or look. They try to be or look like that and may
eventually have a hard time recognizing themselves. Yet there is some good in societal
pressure, if you are a person who is strong minded enough and see that you do not
want to be like the rest of society, this is a positive effect of societal pressure. This
means the society in which you are surrounded by helped you be your own person.

I think a persons’ choice to…