Prompt: Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Can peer pressure be positive? Why or why not?

Hmm…  With very little experience with peer pressure, I would have to answer this in a philosophical way.  I think, perhaps, peer pressure can be positive, if the end result is a positive change or a positive experience for someone, for instance, reluctant to try something new.

However, it will not be positive if the person is coerced into doing anything they really don’t want. Someone unwilling to do something stems from a fear.  A fear has validity for that person.  That may need to be addressed first.