Peer Pressure, Week 2

We will be talking about “Doing Things Differently” as we discuss Peer Pressure in our lessons this week.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below:

“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 (martial arts teacher, author)

Each of us have our own viewpoint, our own way of thinking about things.  What is important to one person may not be as important to someone else.  It is a good thing to have our own beliefs and values, but we have to understand that there is more than one way of doing something.  For example, you might like to do your homework in a quiet room with no distractions, while one of your friends may like to study listening to loud music.  Both are just fine, if you both get your homework done correctly.  This just goes to show that the same thing can be accomplished in different ways.

Discussion Questions:

1)  How do you feel when a friend does something differently than you do?

2)  Should you try to change your friend’s mind to do it your way?

3)  Is offering to help someone a form of peer pressure?  Should you ask them if they want your help first?

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