The prompt for today’s NaBloPoMo challenge is
“Tell us about a time you bent to peer pressure.”
Thinking about what to write has caused me some pressure.
From the time I was a child until sometime in my forties
I just wanted to be one of the in crowd.
You know, the popular people.
Sadly, there are so many times I bent to peer pressure
that they all sort of run together.
So, there isn’t really a time that stands out to write about.
When I think about this I am reminded that no matter what
I did I never was part of the popular inner circle.
I know now that giving in to peer pressure is a waste of time.
I can say that these days I am more happy than not
and it isn’t tied to what my peers are thinking or doing.
It just isn’t important to me anymore.
That’s not to say I never want to be part of the in crowd
or that I am never hurt or feel like an outsider.
I mean, really, I am a “normal” person.