Peer Pressure

By: Dawson Richey

Peer pressure is a big deal now days. People don’t always make the right decisions when they are around their friends or other people. I was in a situation the other day where I was with my buddies and they asked if I wanted to go smoke cigarettes, I said, "No, I’m good." First of all, it’s bad for me, there is no point in doing it, it’s not very attractive, and I’m just looking out for the best interest of my body. People drink under pressure and smoke because of pressure from their peers, then you wake up the next morning regretting everything you did. Just know, it’s not always easy to say “no” because it may not be cool or what your friends think you should do. People always have their own take on things and I think you make your own decisions no matter how bad your friends influence you.  You can always say no if they want you to do bad things to your body. They may not be your friends after all.

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  • #1

    Donna (Monday, 18 February 2019 21:20)

    It’s better to walk alone than with a crowd going in the wrong direction. Do what you feel is right.