Peer Group Pleasure / Pressure


By

K. Sankara Moorthy
MBA (Final Year)
Panimalar Engineering College
Chennai
 


The most problem with most of us is not for saying the word "Yes", it is for saying the word" NO". Rightly said," Man is a Social Animal", we always spent most of our lives in living to other's expectation and we lack the true picture of our own. There are certain situations where we must make our mind to stand apart from the crowd. The situation in getting along with the group sometimes paves way for learning some bad habits, negative perceptions and even hides our real potential .People sometimes give us a "Label" that you are "this" and dampen our spirit. The point does not stresses on the fact that not to form a group .It is to realize, to get into a good group or covert your group into a best .Criticism is good as far as it is constructive. As Stephen Covey points out in his Four Quadrants model , the third quadrant" THE YES MAN" who takes a non-important matter as an urgent ,would rightly fit these people of peer group pressure. Whenever a constructive step is taken by an average performer, every one in the group makes him as an object of ridicule. In some fair chances only, some guy would appreciate him. But at those situations be self-motivated and move on. So whenever you are forced in a peer group to do something bad or negative, the next time just try to tell "NO". If you want to impart change in your group, change should begin from you. We should make our people realize that we should move in a right way and always aim the best. Telling this might be a much easy, but to do it is a Herculean task. Your task must be aimed at last "to make the world a better place to live in" Let's aim for the change and let our group be the best.
 


K. Sankara Moorthy
MBA (Final Year)
Panimalar Engineering College
Chennai
 

Source: E-mail November 12, 2008

 

         

 

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