Comparing yourself from other people is unavoidable. You have this innate desire to know how you are doing compared to others in terms of intelligence, beauty, salary and other aspects of life. More often than not, you feel pressured trying to hold and maintain the standards that the majority set for the rest to follow.
Why bother with the pressure?
Pressure is a big factor in understanding how an individual comes up to a decision. It usually comes from the people around you, from your friends, colleagues, family members, and significant others. That is why we have this concept of PEER PRESSURE which pertains to the influential prowess that other people hold over our decisions and actions. There are two types of peer pressure– the good peer pressure and the bad peer pressure. The latter is usually involved among individuals influencing each other negatively such as using illegal drugs, participating in reckless unprotected sex and gambling. This bad peer pressure intends you to do the things that you really want to do but still would consider of doing for the sake of your peer’s acceptance towards you. Hence, bad peer pressure doesn’t do you any good. It will only give more problems should you fall into the addiction trap and eventually need help overcoming addiction.