We may think that we make our life decisions for ourselves. However, subconsciously or at times even consciously, we are influenced by society and the people in our environment.

In fact society influences many major decisions of our life, ranging from what to study, to when and who we should marry. This influence of the society and people in our environment is called peer pressure or at times social pressure.

We end up doing things we wouldn't normally do because of this pressure. It can convince us to dress, act, and behave in certain ways to get acceptance and approval from society. Peer pressure or social pressure is a real force that we must be aware of so that we are able to handle it appropriately without getting overwhelmed or letting it govern our lives.