How do you define peer-pressure and is it dangerous?

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Makayla Childs, Writer

What is peer pressure?

Peer pressure is the direct influence on people by peers, or the effect on an individual who gets encouraged to follow their peers by changing their attitudes, values, or behaviors to conform to those of the influencing group or individual.

Peer pressure has been the talk of the centuries, but it also plays a big factor in our lives. In fact, almost every 1 in five people have been talked into doing something they never wanted to do before by someone they know or don’t know. The person only does this because they wanna be looked at as being cool or being liked by that one person. They tend to think that if they do something like drinking alcohol, that they’d be the coolest person ever. The sad truth of the matter is that the person is only causing damage to themselves. So of course peer pressure is dangerous, you’re being coerced into doing something you never wanted to do in the first place.