Everyone has friends, but what is exactly is a true friend?
In my opinion, a true friend is someone who will be there for you no matter what. They accept you for who you are. They make you laugh when you’re upset and sad. They’ll be willing to do anything for you. A friend is someone who will cry for you either because you’re moving away or even if it doesn’t envolve them at all. A friend is someone who you can trust. Someone you can tell your secrets to and they’ll always know the words to say. They don’t talk behind your back and they especially don’t even try to pull you down in any way. They understand you. Now a true friend is someone who will literally take a bullet for you.
How do you know if someone is the right friend?
You just....feel it. You know. It’s like this feeling in you that tells you that you can feel free to be yourself around that person. It doesn’t have to be a girl if your a girl or a guy if your a guy. It could be almost someone you won’t expect. You shouldn’t have to EVER feel like you’re not worth it to be around that person.
But what if you do?
This is called peer pressure. When the group of people you hang out with suddenly makes you want to change yourself. Either the way you stand out as an individual or just mainly how you portray yourself. You’d want to change your opinions, your style, or almost to the point where you don’t even recognize yourself. You’d stare at yourself in the mirror and you think, “What am I doing? Who are you?”
If you’ve ever felt socially awkward around your friends or you’ve felt humiliated like you’re not being accpeted, that would be peer pressure and something NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO FEEL.
Have I felt peer pressure before?
Definitely! I’m not gonna hide it. I was younger back then and didn’t know what it was. I just thought that it was ME. I thought I was the problem. What I didn’t know was, it wasn’t me. It was just my choice of friends.
Now you may think, “Well, if I don’t hang out with this group of friends, then I won’t be considered cool ointeresting.” I totally get that. You think that you’re not going to find the right friends, but don’t you hear that voice in your head? Aren’t your tired of being upset becasue you’re still not accpeted. How long do think it will be for you to be “one of them”? What are the stakes? The risks?
Let me ask you. Have you ever felt peer pressure? How do you feel? If you have or you are the moment, how do you plan on fixing it or how did you fix it? If you think someone is pressuring someone in order for them to hang out with your group fo friends, what would you do? Or...do you do anything at all?