- Link back to the creator, which is Random Thoughts of My Fandoms.
- Provide a link to the person who tagged you. (That would be, in my case, Celestial Sparkles!)
- Answer all questions honestly.
- Come up with 5 questions of your own. (4 have to be about peer pressure; 1 can be random and about whatever)
- Tag at least 10 people and provide links to their blogs. Please no “you!”
- Recommend at least 5 books or songs you see everywhere/are very popular that you’ve read or listened to.
- Use the hashtag #peer pressure tag for easier visibility.
Celestial Sparkles’ Questions:
Have you ever felt pressured into fitting in somewhere?
- I mean, when I was an upper elementary child, like 3rd-7th grade, I attended a small private school where I was constantly made fun of. The faculty didn’t super like me because when people picked on me (for things like liking reading or having ADHD), they’d have to at least pretend deal with it. They didn’t want to deal with it, and because I was different, I was seen as the problem, even if I wasn’t the one causing problems. So… they would have preferred if I had fit in? Anyway, I went to a large, public middle school and made friends I retain ’til this day! Plus, the teachers actually really liked me. (For someone who has taught private school, I have a very complicated relationship with private school. Regardless of where I work, I do everything I can to make sure the environment is positive and NOT like the one I experienced.)
Have you ever felt pressured into playing a game that you didn’t want to play, all because everyone else was playing it?
- No, I have not. Sorry that the answer is short and sweet, but I haven’t.
Has peer pressure ever had a positive affect on you?
- No, I don’t think so? Another simple answer, but I mean… I generally wanted do the right thing growing up, so I didn’t need much positive peer pressure. As a teacher, however, I know the power of positive influence from peers!
What sort of blogging pressures have you had?
- Sometimes, I see bloggers posting daily and being very professional and growing at a rapid clip. That’s fine! That also isn’t me, but sometimes I think the community at large is full of pressure to grow a large audience as quickly as possible. I don’t blog that way, but I think a person could fall into the mindset if they weren’t aware it existed.
(Random Question) What are you doing right now….
- I’m answering your questions! hehe. Um, what else? I just finished organizing the rest of my teaching supplies and have them all neatly put away for when I return to a classroom. I have to leave and get vaccinated pretty soon. Um… yeah!
Have you ever given someone advice for standing up to peer pressure? If so, what was it? If not, what would you say?
Do you think that peer pressure is inherently negative, even if it displays positive outcomes?
What sorts of peer pressure, if any, would you encourage?
For you, what has been the most difficult peer pressure to resist?
This is Ground Control to Major Tom. You’ve really ________________________. (fill in the blank)
My Book Recommendations (They might not all be popular/seen everywhere, though?):
- “The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic” by Leigh Bardugo –fantastic short fairy tales that make you think and, like many originals, aren’t afraid to be dark
- “The Hollow Kingdom” by Clare B. Dunkle –the start of a fantastic, fantasy trilogy about goblins, elves, and their brides
- “Désirée” by Annemarie Selinko –the story of Napoleon’s first love
- “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” by Suzanne Collins –it goes without saying, but this book was *fantastic*
- “The Best Gift” by Irene Hannon –if you’re looking for something light; a short, wholesome romance I read literal years ago
Chisayatzu (A Penny for a Daydream)
Aiya (Anime Tokyo)
The Life sized Gundam in Odaiba Park May 2013 (Anime Science 101)
Iniksbane (In Search of No. 9)
Yu Alexius (Yu Alexius Anime Portal)
Chizurue (Of Midnight Ravings)