Human Nature

matt - hudson, Massachusetts
Entered on June 16, 2008
Age Group: Under 18
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Matt Bouvier

Block 4


This I Believe…

It is human nature to make mistakes. One reason people make a lot of

mistakes, would be that people pressure them into it. Pressure comes in many

shapes and form, one of which is being told whatever you are doing that is

wrong, is ok. Another would be just following the leader and not sticking up for

what you know is right. Last is when you do something stupid, because you are

under the impression that it will make you look cool.

This year in the fall my father forced me into playing soccer but I actually

wanted to just do theatre, but he said I had to. This shows that people will fall

into the pressure of authority. Even if that is not what they want to do they still

fall in because the person telling them seems to be “more powerful”.

Falling into pressure can be something as simple as going into a store that you

don’t want to at the mall, but you go in because everyone

else is. I was in this exact situation with my friends. They wanted to go in

Aeropostale, but I hate that store. So when we arrived at the doors of the store,

and they went in but I reluctantly went in, but I still went in.

People also follow directions, because if other people do it, it seems ok.

Recently I was in a situation that I was hesitant to do something, and I did, it

was stupid and in my right mind I would have never done what I did, but I did it

because I was with some friends and it just seemed like the cool thing to do, I

didn’t think about it and thars is what put me in this predicament. Well with that

kind of situation you just have to live and learn and understand that everyone

makes mistakes and love who you are because no matter what, in the end,

everyone has something that they regret.

People fall into pressure all the time whether its to walk this way or to

steal a car, pressure is always there. People need to know how to fight off

pressure and I think by showing people how they get pressured into doing good things, they may learn to not fall for them. In conclusion, pressure can make good people do bad things for stupid reasons.