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About the same things we fight with our moms about

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about the same things. We fight with our moms about the same stuff. I've just always been so-- when you actually sit back andthink about it, you're like wow that's really impressive.What is peer pressure in the real world? Would is it really?In my opinion, it's not so much like throwing a beer in your face and saying drink it now. It's the internal sense like, oh everybody'sdrinking beer. I should probably drink some beer right now. That's what I feel like it is more in my opinion.I get that. It's called peer pressure because supposedly the people around you, your peers are the ones trying to influence you, butit's sometimes yourself, you influencing [? yourself if ?] that really makes sense. Maybe not your true self, but just a little voiceinside your head be like I should do this right now.And just adding on with genuine friends and peer pressure, one distinction is a genuine friend would not peer pressure you. Theyunderstand your limits and they understand your boundariesI think a lot of time it feels like everyone else is doing something and that's what makes you want to go along with what you thinkeveryone else is doing, but really if you looked at it from a big picture, not everyone is doing all that kind of stuff. And [? it's been?] [INAUDIBLE] that internal peer pressure has been my experience. No one has ever actually said, oh my gosh, you have to dothis. But there have been times when it feels like everyone around me is doing stuff.And it doesn't always have to be-- you know, when I think of peer pressure I think of, yeah drugs and alcohol. But I feel like it canbe subconscious as well. Peer pressure can be to dress a certain way or to stay thin or something like that.I think it can also be a good thing, like in school for grades. Some of my friends are pretty competitive with grades, and there's apoint where that can get pretty bad. But I think some healthy competition like that can be good for you.I agree too, because sometimes-- and it kind of goes with a genuine friend. If you're going with it can be bad if you're going withwhat everyone else or what you think everyone else is thinking. But it can make you better person too, because if it's just if they'regoing with something and you-- it's either wrong or right and you wanted to maybe experiment and go the wrong way we, but youdidn't think everyone would go along with it. Maybe it'll benefit you by following everyone else. So when people think of it, it's likea stereotype that it's really bad all the time, but like Nicolette said it can be good sometimes too.
I mean, I just feel like peer pressure is going to happen everywhere. Is it possible to eliminate peer pressure altogether? If there'speople around other people then there's going to be pressure.Yeah, I really don't think that peer pressure is an issue confined to adolescence either. It's really something that adults experience,and I think that's something that they can then relate to, because it doesn't go away. It's something that-- it should be a matter offitting in a community and doing what's expected of you in a way, to a degree.

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Term
Spring
Professor
Elbert Hollingsworth
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2006 albums, 2007 singles, Debut albums, 2005 singles, 2006 singles

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