Saturday, October 19, 2013

Peer pressure is always beneficial

Points against the topic

1.      Pressure of any kind is unjust and against

2.      The term pressure is negative in itself then effect will surely be the same

3.      The peer pressure during teen age is catastrophic leads to nothing

4.      Raging and cut throat rivalry and competition leads to suicidal tendencies

5.      Negativity attracts more than positivity- all bad habits like addiction, drink, smoke,---towards corruption, crimes and terrorism

6.      Discrimination like colour, rich and poor, nature differences, leads towards destructive inferiority complex

7.      Numerous psychological surveys and researches and latest development in human psychology have stated against any pressure on human mind- it erodes the inherent innate power in all

As if any powerful lion pitiably caged in bars and gradually become mentally and physically weak

8.      Under pressure the developing tendency weakens because progress occurs in total stress free and fearless atmosphere

9.      During school time in teen age the pressure fellow students compel to involve in wrong deeds and bad habits latter it becomes the part and parcel of one;s life



According to the worldwide surveys and researches in psychology and the latest development in the knowledge of human mind and psychology the pressure of any type of in any form is resistible in the development of healthy mind. And every one well knows that healthy mind dwells in healthy body. Until a man is both physically and mentally sound, any sort of progress in his life can never be imagined. Consequently if a man does not develop, a nation does not develop. Pressure rather forms catastrophic ground to annihilate the very root of humanity.

Imagine the pressure to the undeveloped or developing minds of the teen agers. The mental growth gets stunted and crippled. That leads towards suicidal tendencies and nihilism attitude development. The pressure on teenagers and adolescents in multiple hues like ragging, cut throat competition, lavish of performance etc. these pressure culminates huge depression, inferiority complex, abnormality in nature and finally they all lead to suicidal tendencies ending into nothing. With a fellow the family society nation and above all whole humanity gets severely affected. Nothing is more degrading and shameful when someone assumes that he has the worthless existence in the world.

We all are bundle of differences. And these differences come out from our family background , the neighborhood and the community we live in. when all these differences clash together in teenagers they find it hard to adjust with others.  And because of it mental clashes of different type starts. All the vices and bad habits the start assuming ground that results in form of corruption, crimes, terrorism etc. that’s why I strongly oppose the view that peer pressure is always beneficial.

The psychologists also state one another vital remark that the pressure diminishes the working capacity either at home or in any other offices or institutions. The scolding of super bosses and hypocrisy of the fellow never good. Slowly and slowly the affected member loses interest in work, interest in people, interest in life or interest in anything that is really very horrible situation of one’s mind and life as well.

Other than this the discrimination of any type to an individual or any particular community or group too builds either negative ideologies and sometimes rebellious outburst against the person or the system. That too is one of the major factor to spread unrest and tumult in the society and in the nation. And its well known to all of us that “ the development of occurs in the lap of peace and prosperity not amid storm of revenge and retaliation.”

The world has realized and the history is witnessed that the high and super minds of the planets like Aristotle, Einstein, Addision, Arybhatt, Gallilio, Gautam Budh, Mahabir Swami and thousands other who paved the way to humanity. Whose teachings are still the guiding lamps and will ever be until there is humanity , their divine and magnificent thoughts and theories were not because of any type pressure but because absolute freedom of mind and spirit. The very noticeable point over here that I want to say that these marvelous minds of the earth had glittered alone not because of and companionship or support of anybody so how can anybody think that peer pressure is always beneficial. Its illogical and baseless.

It peer pressure is so beneficial can my worthy opponent tell me why the internationally recognized and reputed educational body CBSE all the time raising the slogan of removing all sorts or pressure in the classroom or in the school. The stress free, fear free and congenial atmosphere should be created to develop the immature mind of the young ones. And the supreme  court and many judiciary bodies and NGOs crying loud not build pressure cooker situation in academic institutions or even at homes. The media highlights most often how the student went from depression to death only because the school teacher said him stupid.

As the sun does not require any body to shine and moon glorifies word alone in the clear and unspotted sky but when the same sky is shrouded by the stubborn clouds the very glow of the these heavenly bodies who give eternal source of life to us get adversely affected so is the pressure all around among the fellow beings and co-habitats. I strongly favour my side that Peer pressure can never be beneficial to anybody, anywhere or in any form.

Thank you.




2.      Teen age, adolescent, stormy, gusty, heroic, rebellion, risk taker, immense energy, imaginative, sentimental and sensitive, revolutionary and radicalism

3.      Out of odds and adversaries towards perfection as a man into magnitude magnanimity-  hero of real world around

4.      Individual or group personality perfected by peers or group living-the benefits of group living

5.      Benefits-social, economical, psychological upliftment in local, regional, national or international reference through healthy cooperation and competition resulting in quality

6.      Man is a social animal-outside of the society either he is God or demon

7.      Any being away from peer pressure is equal to untrimmed ugly and unruly tree branches whereas under peer pressure is well trimmed bewitching and beautiful tree.

He checks against evils and beware of devils

Prompts for good…

Like detergent soap

Cleans way the dirty deeds

Converting into sublime glitter

8.      Benefits of peer pressure like ragging, group performance, competitiveness

9.      Role of a friend in one’s life- Sudama and Krishna



Most honourable chief guest, jury members, the learned teachers, fellow debaters and dear friends, I am here to speak in the favour of the topic “ The peer pressure is always beneficial”.

The peer is group of being of similar age or rank or status. Sometimes as synonym to peer the words like companion, fellow and mate are used. As we all well know the famous statement of Aristotle that “ Man is a social animal. Outside of the society either he is god or monster. And in another well known words of famous sociologist Mcyver and Page  is that “Society is the web of social relationship”.

We take birth with certain unique features and peculiarities that create differences in us and these differences lead us to imperfection. Here I intend to say that each and every individual is distinctly imperfect and incomplete. These imperfections are relieved to certain level of perfection living in the close contact of peer group pressure. Though it looks awkward but is absolutely true. This is the only peer group pressure that results in the perfect personality building. We learn it from the petty naughtiness, competitiveness, fight and fondles. That instills capacity to facing the odds and obscurities of the world and life ahead. What an individual learns from the peer group pressure  no other can be substitute of that. Though parents and relatives do much in the process of making a child to man but the place and power of peer group is absolutely unique in itself.

In the eye of above statement we can firmly say that a man is influenced by the happening in the surrounding either the human deeds or the natural causes. The influence that the companionship forms on the individual is always beneficial. This is one of the absolute fact that development is possible only when different hands unite together and formulate the greater and better outcomes. Another notable point is that the being of the same age group and rank or status builds the bond of human relationship towards infinite development more strongly than other age group and status. Moreover it makes the healthy relationship reliable , stable and lasting. The reason behind is the same psychological level and similar desires.

Among the peers, the healthy competitive tendency develops and that helps in the achievement of the goals in life through cooperation and coordination. The astonishing fact that everyone is aware with is that the boys entering into the age of teen makes their different world of friend circle other than parents. The peers can provide what parents and relatives can’t. The parents  don’t have much more time to spend with the children. In this situation the children search the possibility of life and learning. Next to parents these children become used to of neighbours and afterward he makes the peer group where he is resorted of all sorts of emotional, social and ethical upliftment.

The parents merely help in bringing up with all materialistic resources but to become a successful citizen of the world these peer groups do. One another benefit that I want to highlight is that the work capacity and harmonious efforts the persons of the same age group or rank reflect better solutions.

There are strong possibilities and manifold natural capacities hidden in the very root of individual that turns into a huge and enormous shape latter on. It is better to quote William Wordsworth here- child is the father of man.”  Our local, national and international academic institutions and organizations like CBSE, NCERT are now laying much more emphasis on the issue to create congenial and loving atmosphere all around the immature and developing mind. The parents and teachers are counseled to be more friendly to them.

The most important is that the peer pressure is natural. It is because we are integral part of the society. Peer pressure is equal to trimming and untrimming  of a tree. The pressure around us works as trimming factor turning an individual into a beautiful personae like a beautiful tree in proper shape and direction. Otherwise it moves into undesirable direction and awkward movement and ugly form.  This is why the saying seems true that spare the rod spare the child.

So I am of the strong opinion that peer pressure is genuinely  beneficial in making a child into a responsible and successful man.

Thank you.