Failure And Successure : The Causes Of Peer Pressure

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Peer pressure is when someone is unwilling to act a certain way, but ultimately in the end gives in. One main reason for this is most people want to fit in no matter the cost, including acting foolishly with their friends. The problem with peer pressure is that most people stereotype it to be a poor decision that results in poor actions. In some cases though, peer pressure can lead to a good outcome, unlike what most people think. This type of pressure leads to overcoming one’s fear, despite how foolish the task seems. I have experienced this kind of peer pressure, and in the end, I had the most exhilarating feeling after I gave in to the pressure. One day on my way home from college, I decided to stop by the Lake Hamilton nursing home and see my grandma. Recently she was diagnosed with general weakness, and vascular dementia. Knowing that my time is short with her, I want to make the most of the time we have left. So when I arrived, she was in her room talking to her roommate and watching “Little House on the Prairie.” When she saw me, her eyes lit up with joy, and we started catching up since the last time I saw her. Luckily, that day the nursing home invited a small gospel group, from Missouri, to put on a show for the older folks. I rolled my grandma into the dining room for this miniature concert, and while we were waiting for the singers to perform, we were served hot chocolate and cookies. When the performance started the singers, Kathy and Harold, introduced

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