Missed out on doing yesterday’s NaBloPoMo post, so today’ I’m doing 2 in 1….
Yesterday’s prompt was – “Tell us about a time you bent to peer pressure.” and Today’s is – “Tell us about a time when you didn’t bend to peer pressure, and you swam against the stream.”
I’ve been pretty lucky in that I’ve never (that I can recall) been pressured to do something (or not do something). I know a big one for a lot of older kids & teens, both now and in my day, is the pressure to smoke or do drugs…. Thankfully, I was never faced with that situation… I was not apart of “the crowd”. I think it’s important that kids have the support & strength to say “NO!!” to peer pressure – Drugs especially.
I can’t say that I go “with the stream”, but can’t say I go against the stream either… I just do what I do and (try) not to worry about what others think (Apparentlly I get that from my mother). I’m not that noticeable of a person so (usually) don’t have much to worry about there.