I was out for dinner with a friend.
We hardly got the chance to look through the menu when the waitress came by to take our orders.
Within in that slight moment of stress, my friend choose something she didn’t even like and even though I wanted to experiment with food, I quickly asked if she could get me the same old pasta funghi.
It seems silly, we could have easily ask her to come back after a few mintues.
How often have you chosen something only because you feel pressure?
Of time, money, or energy?
From our parents, teachers, managers, friends or society?
The intially study I chose was not the one I graduated in.
I had spend too much money on expensive books only to find out a month later that this wasn’t going to make me happy.
I was 17.
How can you even expect from someone that age to make such a big decision for the future?
In your teenage years you might feel the pressure to be part of a group by using drugs, alcohol or having sex before you even feel ready for such.
Now that new year’s resolutions are the topic of the day, I feel pressure to sign up for the gym.
Should I take time to invesigating about different options in my area, or should I just pay an expensive price for the gym around the corner which is small and therefore not really comfertable for me?
My boyfriend is one who re-considers EVERYTHING a bilion times.
He refuses to feel pressured.
It’s an emotion which simply doesn’t bother him. He’d rather waits a bit longer and take the right decision.
Personally, I am a bit more impatient and a bit more effected by the pressure signals.
I’m quite quick in making my decisions, even though I could regret them later.
Although that might be tiring and expensive, I do make more mistakes to learn from.
It has also made me very selective and concious about what to avoid. I hardly ever give things a second chance.
He and I react completely different on society’s pressure, which sometimes makes it difficult to make decisions.
This, until we experimented more with the “happy medium” approach.
Do you feel pressure by society when taking a decision?