So, adding an advice section to this blog is something that I have been thinking about doing for a while. I think it is something that everyone can use, and something that everyone can benefit from. I know for myself personally, reading posts like this can be extremely beneficial, and in many instances, they have helped me get through something that I am struggling with or I simply just don’t understand. Which is why I have decided to add this section now.
Peer Pressure is something that a person will encounter at least once in his/her life, if you are lucky it is only one time, if you are like me though, it is always an ever present force. Especially when you are a college student, and you have specific social constructions you are meant to adhere to. You can encounter it in positive, whenever it probably truly benefits you to listen to your peers, and negative, whenever it may not benefit your well-being. This post isn’t about dealing with those positive instances, that will be for another post, this one is about the negative side of peer pressure, whenever your peers try to pressure you into doing things that you either just don’t want to do, or it may actually be dangerous to do it. Whether you are feeling pressure to drink because all of your friends are and you want that sense of belonging, or even worse, you are at a party and you are on the receiving end of unwanted advances, these five tips not only helped me survive college social situations, but many high school ones as well. In the future, I expect that they will help me yet again, which is why I decided to pass them along.