November 30, 2007
It doesn't get easier as you get older. Peer Pressure is always present.
You know how they say the older the wiser?
I don't believe that is the case, a lot of people seem to get even more stupid, and weaker.
Submitting to peer pressure and doing things that any person in their right state of mind will know not to do.
I was always good at setting certain lines and not crossing them. I had my share of fun, I broke more than my share of rules, but there were things that I would never ever try to do no matter how many people were doing it. I never had the need to "experiment" with certain stuff.
God blessed me with friends that would happily say no for me, even when they were doing something, they were very respectful of my boundaries. They never goaded me, or pushed me to take part in something they knew I deemed morally wrong and vise versa.
The thing is now that we are older, its harder trying to stop someone you know form going over the edge, they always think they know what they are doing, and its always just one time, and I'm not 17 anymore I can handle it.
So i find myself helpless, on the outside looking in instead of part of the group. Its getting harder to play cool, and oh you can do whatever you want I'm fine with it. I'm not fine anymore, its not cool to watch someone you deeply care about hurt themselves and you put a smile of your face.
Does it ever stop? That constant battle with stupidity?!