Tip #13: Stand for Something or You’ll Fall for Anything.
I’m sure you may have heard this saying before but it’s quite true. It seems that many teens are so preoccupied with what their friends think or how they are perceived. What’s a shame is that negative peer pressure has such a terrible effect on teens that they may disregard their morals, values, and beliefs taught to them by their parents if it isn’t considered “cool”. Let’s face it, no one wants to feel rejected or left out and being uncool is the worst. This causes many teens to fall for anything.
This tip is pretty simple and straight forward. No analogy here. Stand up for your morals, values, and beliefs. Doing the wrong thing when everyone else is doing it takes zero courage. It’s easy and that, to me, defines a coward. Standing up for what’s right is honorable and is, in my opinion, one of the greatest characteristics of a good man! So, stand up for your morals, values, and beliefs and don’t just fall for anything.
Written 11/29/2012 by John Weaver