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    I believe more follies are committed out of complaisance to the world, than in following our own inclinations.

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    If you try to avoid every instance of peer pressure you will end up without any peers whatsoever, and the trick is to succumb to enough pressure that you do not drive your peers away, but not so much that you end up in a situation in which you are dead or otherwise uncomfortable. This is a difficult trick, and most people never master it, and end up dead or uncomfortable at least once during their lives.

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    Just don't let anything get in the way of what you want to achieve. A lot of people get knocked back by friends, or family, or peer pressure. If you have a talent and want to do something with it, it's down to you. If it's what you really want then go after it and be very selfish... You have to remain committed, you have to stay focused and you have to be selfish.

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    If you associate yourself with peer pressure or complacency, you're destined for failure.

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    I think that no matter what you're doing as a teenager, you're going to be presented with peer pressure.

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    Men will sooner surrender their rights than their customs.

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    Of course, peer pressure has a strong positive component. It provides the social cohesion that allows the very development of communal affiliation. But peer power as an extrinsic force is a lot like radiation: a little goes a long way.

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    Most conduct is guided by norms rather than by laws. Norms are voluntary and are effective because they are enforced by peer pressure.

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    Kids ... can get to the point where they feel peer pressure that isn't even there simply because of how they see themselves.

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    The people in the popular group say there is no peer pressure because they are at the top of the food chain. Really what they are doing is just eating away at everybody else.

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    Peer pressure and social norms are powerful influences on behavior, and they are classic excuses.

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    There are some men who turn a deaf ear to reason and good advice, and willfully go wrong for fear of being controlled.

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    There's one advantage to being 102. There's no peer pressure.

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    Peer pressure is just that: pressure.

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    The egg of a bird hatches only when the chick within is ready

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    There's a powerful transformative effect when you surround yourself with like-minded people. Peer pressure is a great thing when it helps you accomplish your goals instead of distracting you from them.

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    The tyranny of public opinion (and what an opinion!) is as fatuous in the small towns of France as it is in the United States of America.

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    Yield to all and you will soon have nothing to yield.

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    Ultimately peer pressure can lead people to bully, but peer pressure can also say bullying is not acceptable.

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    As long as we don't get turned into something that looks more like high school, more like everybody else and less like us, I'll be okay.

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    And here was the bitter paradox of adolescense: alone, I was most myself, most true. But the self that really mattered was the self that was visible, the self that could be shown to other people.

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    At any given point you can release your greatest self. Don’t let anyone hold you back. Don’t let anyone dilute you. Don’t be peer pressured into being less than you are. People willing to dilute themselves for the sake of others is one of the great tragedies of our time. Stop letting others define and set the pace for your life. Get out there and be your best. Do your best. Live your best. Make every day count and you’ll see how exponentially more exciting, thrilling, successful, happy and full your life will be.

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    Be careful of those who work so hard to turn you into a victim of the societal pressure they have fallen victims of.

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    Anyone who takes a decided line in certain matters, is sure to lead all the rest.

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    Basketball Rule #5 When you stop playing your game you've already lost.

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    Be the one that influences others by being true to yourself, set your own standards and never succumb to the standards of others.

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    Conformity is not an admirable trait. Conformity is a copout. It threatens self-awareness. It can lead groups to enforce rigid and arbitrary rules.

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    Don’t conform to those who have been overwhelmed by the tide of immorality sweeping our country!

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    Charity shook her head, struggling to get back into the flow of Lady Margaret's crisply worded presentation. Brandy brought sleep, and a temporary escape from the ache of a broken heart. But in the morning came gritty eyes, a furry tongue, and a pounding headache that made a foolish girl wince and rub her temples whenever her coolly perfect boss was looking the other way.

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    Don’t worry,” I say. “There’s plenty more fish in the sea.” “But I don’t want a fish,” Davey says. He really did say that and he wasn’t even trying to be funny. “I mean there’ll be other girls,” I say. “And anyway I’ve been thinking about all this and I’m wondering if we’re a bit too young to be worried about girls. You know, Davey, there are actually loads of boys who haven’t got girlfriends at our school. And even the ones who have don’t really go out with them. They just hang around school and maybe outside Morrisons. What sort of relationship is that? I think we’ve been fooled into submitting to peer pressure and we should just stop and say no! No, I will not feel inferior. I refuse to feel like a loser just because some bimbo isn’t trying to lick my tonsils... And besides, a girl will come along in her own good time. Probably when we're least expecting it!

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    Don't downgrade your dreams to upgrade your relationships.

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    Everybody else is doing it is an excuse, not a reason. It could be that everybody else isn't, but the Devil is introducing you to the few that are in the hopes that he can fool you.

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    Every category has its snobs: music, books, movies. There are so many things a man is only pressured into liking or disliking.

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    From the time he was young, he dressed the way you told him to dress; he acted the way you told him to act; he said the things you told him to say. He's been listening to somebody else tell him what to do... He hasn't changed. He is still listening to somebody else tell him what to do. The problem is, it isn't you any,ore; it's his peers.

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    Good friends will allow you to be as innocent and free as a child when in private, and as wise and mature as an adult when in public.

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    Desirability of all kinds is rigidly circumscribed by what is seen as 'normal'. Since they (teens) cannot impose any regularity on their bodies, they impose a rigid regularity on each other.

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    Fitting in" is one of those horrible diseases that turn reasonable minds into sheep-gelatin hive minds.

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    If schools celebrated student scientists the same way they celebrate student athletes, more students would be encouraged to pursue the subject. Instead, science is considered nerdy because schools help students to paint it that way.

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    Group pressure is also a fascinating process to watch. Given enough arguments, time, and stress, even the most resolute and determined man can be made fearful enough to completely reverse his ideals to conform with everyone else.

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    Groups satisfy our brain's natural inclination to make sense of hordes of people we encounter and observe. This quality is so inherent that children intuitively understand the need to form groups without adults having to teach them.

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    If somebody in your life doesn't think you are a fanatic, you are probably backslidden.

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    Her mother, by showing her off all through childhood, had trained into her the instinct to defeat the expectations of others.

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    If the First Toddler wears it, it has to be fashionable.

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    It is common to come across a perfectionist at work. Life is not that tough if you have a perfectionist sub-ordinate; life is a bit tough when you have a perfectionist peer; life is toughest when you have a perfectionist supervisor!

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    If you choose to engage in one night stands, make sure you have a good reason and peer pressure is NOT one.

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    In the midst of a crowd, an individual's layers of restraint peel away, revealing potentially barbaric instincts and a susceptibility to a "crowd contagion.

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    I was aware that he was laughing at me, but I told myself I didn't care what other people thought and would dress how I liked. Of course, like many self-consciously wacky people, I was in fact paralyzed by fear of the opinions of others and made the effort to appear as the maddest of the mad headbangers just in case anyone had the slightest lingering doubt as to the depth of my devotion. In fact, I think my disguise felt so fragile I couldn't allow it a single crack. If I did it might fall to bits and leave the real me shrivelling under the evaluating gaze of my peer group.

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    I just want to live my own life instead of everyone else’s version of it.

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    It is often asked, “How could the early disciples turn the world upside down when millions of Christians can’t even keep it right side up today?” The answer is they didn’t conform their faith to match the world. They had the truth, and they refused to water it down. They had a faith that would not compromise.

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    its size, the House was an environment in which, as one observer put it, members “could be dealt with only in bodies and droves.