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Quotes About Peer Pressure

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Bruce Lee
“I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.”
Bruce Lee

Friedrich Nietzsche
“The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

Ray Bradbury
“Why aren't you in school? I see you every day wandering around."
"Oh, they don't miss me," she said. "I'm antisocial, they say. I don't mix. It's so strange. I'm very social indeed. It all depends on what you mean by social, doesn't it? Social to me means talking to you about things like this." She rattled some chestnuts that had fallen off the tree in the front yard. "Or talking about how strange the world is. Being with people is nice. But I don't think it's social to get a bunch of people together and then not let them talk, do you? An hour of TV class, an hour of basketball or baseball or running, another hour of transcription history or painting pictures, and more sports, but do you know, we never ask questions, or at least most don't; they just run the answers at you, bing, bing, bing, and us sitting there for four more hours of film-teacher. That's not social to me at all. It's a lot of funnels and lot of water poured down the spout and out the bottom, and them telling us it's wine when it's not. They run us so ragged by the end of the day we can't do anything but go to bed or head for a Fun Park to bully people around, break windowpanes in the Window Smasher place or wreck cars in the Car Wrecker place with the big steel ball. Or go out in the cars and race on the streets, trying to see how close you can get to lampposts, playing 'chicken' and 'knock hubcaps.' I guess I'm everything they say I am, all right. I haven't any friends. That's supposed to prove I'm abnormal. But everyone I know is either shouting or dancing around like wild or beating up one another. Do you notice how people hurt each other nowadays?”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Dan Pearce
“It doesn’t matter if I’m off the beat. It doesn’t matter if I’m snapping to the rhythm. It doesn’t matter if I look like a complete goon when I dance. It is my dance. It is my moment. It is mine. And dance I will. Try and stop me. You’ll probably get kicked in the face.”
Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

Steve Maraboli
“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.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Nicki Elson
“She was starting to think that it might be fun to be in control of the universe.”
Nicki Elson, Three Daves

Stendhal
“The ordinary procedure of the nineteenth century is that when a powerful and noble personage encounters a man of feeling, he kills, exiles, imprisons or so humiliates him that the other, like a fool, dies of grief.”
Stendhal, The Red and the Black

Stendhal
“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.”
Stendhal, The Red and the Black

Steve Maraboli
“Although initially only few in numbers, it seems my gray hairs have launched an effective peer-pressure campaign intended to convert the others.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Stendhal
“They were completely vague. They expressed everything and nothing. 'It is the Æolian harp of style,' thought Julien. 'Amid the most lofty thoughts about annihilation, death, the infinite, etc., I can see no reality save a shocking fear of ridicule.”
Stendhal, The Red and the Black

Shannon L. Alder
“Pressure has the power to create a diamond, but it has to be the "right" pressure.”
Shannon L. Alder

Bill Watterson
“Nowadays, ads don't just sell a product. They sell an attitude! Look at this one! Here's a cool guy saying nobody tells him what to do. He does whatever he wants and he buys this product as a reflection of that independence. So basically, this maverick is urging everyone to express his individuality through conformity in brand-name selection?”
Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes: There's Treasure Everywhere

Shannon L. Alder
“Unhappiness comes from living the life of two people--the one people want you to be and the one you want to be.”
Shannon L. Alder

Alexandra Robbins
“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.”
Alexandra Robbins, The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity, Quirk Theory and Why Outsiders Thrive After High School

Alexandra Robbins
“Conformity is not an admirable trait. Conformity is a copout. It threatens self-awareness. It can lead groups to enforce rigid and arbitrary rules.”
Alexandra Robbins, The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity, Quirk Theory and Why Outsiders Thrive After High School

Alexandra Robbins
“Random, meaningless groups can adopt an us-versus-them mentality.”
Alexandra Robbins, The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity, Quirk Theory and Why Outsiders Thrive After High School

“To conform to a sick society is to become sick.”
Richard J Foster, Celebration of Discipline

Stephanie Dray
“They'll try to make you forget who you are or try to make you ashamed. But you mustn't forget and you mustn't be ashamed.”
Stephanie Dray, Lily of the Nile

Trish Mercer
“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.”
Trish Mercer, The Falcon in the Barn

Nancy Rue
“My hair is not the shiniest of bobs
My eyes are not the brightest in the room
My figure will not get me modeling jobs
My smile will not bring young boys to their doom.
But do I cry and mourn my average face?
Or wish that I had boyfriends at the ready?
Do I not sleep because I lose the race,
Or spurn my food because I don't go steady?
My mind is on a more important thing
That lifts my heart and makes my spirit soar
I want to make the souls of people sing
And quiet down the mean and bullying roar.
To help the wounded girls replace the scar
With the right to be exactly who they are.”
Nancy Rue

Alexandra Robbins
“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.”
Alexandra Robbins, The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity, Quirk Theory and Why Outsiders Thrive After High School

“Majority of those who would always push you to spend all your money on material things, tend to always be the same ones who wouldn't help you if you were to start experiencing some financial problems. Always remember that it is your money, and you have every right to spend it wisely.”
Edmond Mbiaka

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Before you take that first curious, coerced, spiteful, or vengeful step forward, remember this: it’s a thousand times easier to slip into a muddy pit than it is to climb out of one.”
Richelle E. Goodrich

Tom Clancy
“If the First Toddler wears it, it has to be fashionable.”
Tom Clancy, Executive Orders

Robert A. Caro
“its size, the House was an environment in which, as one observer put it, members “could be dealt with only in bodies and droves.”
Robert A. Caro, Master of the Senate

Alexandra Robbins
“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.”
Alexandra Robbins, The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity, Quirk Theory and Why Outsiders Thrive After High School

Adi Alsaid
“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.”
Adi Alsaid, Never Always Sometimes

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

“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.”
David Andergg

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