We humans unjustifiably think that we are justifiable. We think that we decide how to behave by weighing the pros and cons. In reality, the strongest influence on our decisions is the example of the people around us.
Copernicus said “The earth together with its surrounding waters must in fact have such a shape as its shadow reveals, for it eclipses the moon with the arc of a perfect circle.”
The influence of peers is of critical importance. Everyone needs to belong — to feel connected with others and be with others who share attitudes, interests, and circumstances that resemble their own.
I hear people often say that you can’t rely on anyone but yourself. I do agree that certain things are solely for the self, and being alone isn’t necessarily a negative, in reality, no one wants to be alone, at least not forever. When you surround yourself with a group of individuals you can call your friends and individuals you can rely on, it’s as if you have both a team and a support system that’s in it for you for the long haul. Spending time with your peer group members you will learn your likes, dislikes, how you deal with situations, etc. The ability to develop peer friendships depends on one’s self-identity, self-respect, and self-reliance. We’re all here on this planet to not only make something of ourselves, but also to leave our mark in the most memorable manner.
As we meet new people and expand our social circles, we will encounter individuals from all walks of life, all with unique stories to tell and personalities to share. These people will help us in more ways than we can imagine, but mostly, they will help us to broaden our outlook on life. At its best, peer pressure can mobilize one’s energy, motivate for success, and encourage one to conform to healthy behavior. Peers can and do act as positive role models. Peer groups teach us getting along with others and developing morals and values. So, Surround yourself with good people and always be a good person in return.
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Dear Prix, Nix and Pal- You make my peer group fantastic. Thank y’all for being there.