The majority of the picture I post are not mine, some are but mostly not.
“Don’t wait for something big to occur. Start where you are, with what you have, and that will always lead you into something greater.”
–Mary Manin Morrissey
"Sometimes me think, 'What is friend?' and then me say, 'Friend is someone to share the last cookie with'"- Cookie Monster
Today, I think I finally learned what peer pressure truly is.
So, I had just finished changing after gym, and my classmates and I were waiting in the hall for the bell to ring, and there was this girl who was standing near one of the fire alarms, and for the sake of this story she will be called Lily. Some of Lily’s friends standing near her started telling her to pull the alarm, and at first she didn’t want to saying that they would find her finger prints, but the girls convinced her that they wouldn’t. They said the only way anyone would know was if someone there told, and they asked if anyone there would tell, and for once I actually spoke up. I told Lily that I would, in fact, tell on her, and that what she was gonna do was a very very bad idea, despite the fact that we’d get out of last period, and that she would get into a lot of trouble. I told her that it would cause the teachers, students, administrators, and fire department a lot of unnecessary panic.
The girls saw Lily’s hesitation, and tried to convince some other girl, who was standing nearby, to pull the alarm. She said no. So, they went back to trying to convince Lily. Thankfully, the bell rang, and Lily used that as an excuse to not do it and left.
The moral of this story is that if you see someone pressuring someone else into doing something you know is wrong or potentially harmful, you should speak up. I did and I felt really good about it, and I’m really glad I did. Maybe if I hadn’t spoken up, she would have actually pull the alarm, and something bad might have happended. I’m a naturally quiet person, I don’t like getting into other people’s business, but sometimes you just can’t avoid peer pressure, no matter how hard you try. Though this is a rather tame version of peer pressure, it doesn’t change the fact that it was.