Friday, August 28, 2009

The positive aspects of peer pressure

Peer pressure is often considered to be a rather bad aspect of our social lives. In general peer pressure is like all other aspects of our lives. It can be bad but it doesn't need to be so. For example red vine is considered to be healthy. Thus some specialists even say that it should be drunken every day. Unfortunately, drinking alcohol everyday creates a habit. Thats why people who drink alcohol every day are statistically more in danger to become addicted then others. Apart from a minority which declines alcohol in general most people will not consider alcohol as a purely evil drink.
Peer pressure is just like alcohol. What is peer pressure at all? Asking google or in this case helps to find out. Here is the definition:
"pressure by members of one's peer group to take a certain action, adopt certain values, or otherwise conform in order to be accepted"

You might ask now in which way peer pressure can be positive with such a definition. Well, because like any other tool you can use it to reach your goals. Did you ever skate 24 km? I didn't until yesterday. Being one of the many crazy people who really want to do this trip prevented me of cutting the round into the usual 4 to 8 km. I usually do so because I'm tired, it does start to get demanding, I'm bored, ..., there is always a reason.

To sum it up one key of goal achievement is peering with like minded people. I know it sounds weird but it works. Give it a try, especially if you have to work on them for a long time.

I also took some pictures from the Skatenight's gathering in the beginning :).