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Peer pressure and normal people…

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.


11 thoughts on “Peer pressure and normal people…

  1. I’ve never really felt peer pressure, but then I never was part of a crowd, either. I had a few good friends, and friends don’t pressure friends. Why no crowd? Not sure. Never felt drawn. We are all different, I guess. I like to think I’m normal, too. What is normal, anyway? People like you and I, right? Blessings to you, Patricia…

  2. I never gave in to peer pressure; it just was never worth it to me. I don’t care for cliques or the artificiality that goes with them. I prefer real people.

  3. Sometimes the ‘in crowd’ is toxic and if we want to be part of that crowd we can overlook that fact. Not a good idea at all. I prefer my own path with like minded people. In or out. Doesn’t matter to me.

    Have a fabulous day. πŸ™‚

  4. The in-crowd didn’t recognize me either when I thought it mattered. A few good friends, now, and I find life is good–damn good. πŸ™‚ I must include my blogging friends. Hi, Patricia.

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