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Enduring Peer Pressure

As high school students, we undergo notable peer pressure (due to some fellow students doing better than us), which is made worse by sometimes assigning grades based on ranks. How should we, as students, cope with this competitive way of life?

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I would say try your best and don't compare yourself with other students. Even though it's hard not to do so when the rest is doing better, try to not worry about it. Worries aside, there are factors like learning styles and paces that shows that not every student learns the same way and at the same time. So, its okay if you are not at the same pace as other students. As long as you get the grades you want to and try as much as you can, you will be able to achieve everything. I do sympathize and understand that sometimes is hard to understand why you can't be as "smart" as the other kids and I will tell you that that's not the case. We are all smart in our own way and we earn differently and thats what makes us, us. So, with all that said. We should all not care about it, try our best and understand we all learn differently and at difference paces, so don't be hard on yourself.

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I think the only way to really handle peer pressure is to not compare yourself to other people. It's really just about trying your best individually. And if you're struggling in a competitive school use the resources on campus that they have for studying in tutoring programs. For example you're really bad at English and you're having a hard time writing essays for your English class go to the writing center they can help you. It may be a little bit difficult to get the courage to do that but you have to try your best and do things the way they work for you.

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6 months ago[edited]

I understand that not all schools have a tutoring program but just if your school does have one use it.

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6 months ago

In my opinion, I think we should not care what others think about us and we should try our best and not worry about what others say or think about you. If someone is saying things about you and trying to be better than you, then you should ignore it because they are only jealous of what you have and what they don't have. Bullies can be mean and disruptive in ways, but they are only being bullies because someone is bullying them or someone or something is bothering them. So, you should try to get to know that person and figure out what they are going through and try to help them. For school work, keep trying hard and if you are having trouble get some help from either other students or your teacher. But you should always remember, beauty is not what is on the outside it is what is on the inside.

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