Peer Pressure.

Welcome to the Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium where twelve of us write on the same topic. Today’s topic has been chosen by Ashok. The eleven other bloggers who write regularly are, in alphabetical order, Conrad, Delirious, gaelikaa, Grannymar, Magpie, Maria SF, ocdwriter, Padmum, Paul, Rohit and Will. Do drop in on their blogs and see what their take is on this week’s topic. Since some of them may post late, do give some allowance for that too!

I sure hope that Ashok made a typo. I qualify to be an errorist.

I never had nor do I now have, peer pressure. I have always had and continue to have peer pleasure.

My peers introduced me to all the good things of life. Smoking, drinking, good eating, gambling, sports, music, dance, reading, writing, spirituality, cooking, partying and so on and so forth. It was all peer pleasure all the way.

Just look at it now. My peers on and offline share their experience, strength and hopes with me about their own trysts with hip and/or knee replacement, recovery, gadgets and so on. I can assure you that it is all peer pleasure. They have great hearts and want to share their joy of post surgery living experiences with me and give me hope and cheer me up. Other peers just simply remind me of all the good things in store for me post my house arrest and in the mean time come over or call me up and cheer me up.

I derive great pleasure from my peers. None of them try to pressurise me into doing anything. It is total bliss.

On the other hand, I suppose modern peer pressure and the media’s idea of beauty, has its advantages as well. The physician son of a very dear friend of mine recently announced that he is going back to medical school/internship to eventually become a plastic surgeon. His logic is simple. It is a field that offers maximum returns on the investment made in learning. I am not surprised.

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