Should I Go with the Flow and Take Stronger Drugs
Like many in my group of friends, I like doing weed. Now, someone who I count as a good friend told me I should try something stronger. I said no. However, she said I was being a chicken. I continued to say 'no', but now I learn they are going places without me and I'm on my way out. My so-called friend text me and said, 'If I don't get with the gang, I can hang elsewhere.' I love this group, they are so funny, and I've only just moved to this area. Should I just forget everything and join in with them?
It's natural to want to fit in with a new group of friends, but it's essential to prioritize your own values and well-being. If you feel uncomfortable with trying something stronger than weed, it's essential to stand firm in your decision and not give in to peer pressure.
True friends will respect your choices and not pressure you into doing something you're not comfortable with. If your so-called friend is threatening to exclude you from the group if you don't comply, it might be a sign that this friendship is not as genuine as you thought.
Instead of compromising your values to fit in, focus on finding friends who share your interests and values. There are plenty of people out there who will appreciate and accept you for who you are.
It's essential to surround yourself with people who support and uplift you, not ones who pressure you into doing things you don't want to do.
Stay true to yourself, and remember that you are worth more than compromising your values to be part of a group.