#NaBloPoMo January 2014 Prompt for Monday, January 6, 2014
Tell us about a time you bent to peer pressure.
Why bother? Talking about one time is only going to call out the peers that pressured me and make me look like a jackass for doing something I didn't want to do. Bottom line? I've bent to peer pressure many times and sometimes it's for things I knew I shouldn't do and other times it's ended up being a lot of fun. I've bent for drinking, I've bent for gambling, for smoking a cigar and other things I won't write here. I've also bent for ordering food I didn't think I would like, an exercise class I didn't want to take, and a bike ride I thought would be too long.
I've learned that peer pressure can be a good thing when it is for things that are good for me and I've been trying to get a stronger back bone to say no to peer pressure when it is for bad things. I'm not saying I'll never bend to peer pressure again, I just hope I'm strong enough going forward to say no if the pressure is for something I don't actually want...