The thread about “relationship drives” got me thinking about this.
One of the posters opined that women get married because they see all their friends doing it and they don’t want to be left out. I can’t imagine making a commitment like marriage solely just because you want to fit in with the crowd, but then again, I do know how it feels to be the odd woman/man out. It’s not a fun place to be.
Have you ever made a major life decision based either covert or overt peer pressure? I’m also curious if following the crowd is something that people are conscious of doing. I imagine most posters are going to say that they’ve never done anything like that before. But it seems to me that rarely will people admit to being sheeple.