When you were a little kid, your parents usually chose your friends, putting you in playgroups or arranging play dates with kids from known circles. Now that you’re older, you decide who your friends are and in what company you spend time. Many children in their teens and even in adulthood go through peer pressure. People experience peer pressure because of unworthiness in their day to day life. When children are growing up, they are often compared by their parents, teachers, friends and family for their academics, behaviour, physique etc.
Children get curious about matters like sex, alcohol, parties, smoking, drugs and romantic relationships and want to experiment with life. During the onset of puberty, children start to make friends with the opposite sex and indulge in a certain behaviour to look cool. They would visit new places, check out new experiences to gel with friends (peer pressure), to look cool and to be accepted.
As a result of peer pressure, sometimes youngsters end up with behavioural issues, violence, substance abuse, anxiety and depression. This happens because unconsciously, youngsters carry certain beliefs and defence mechanisms from their early childhood and environment when they were being compared with their friends or cousins about academic marks or performances, instances when they were made to feel that they were not good enough. Such instances which are stored in the unconscious mind that constitutes 88-90% of our brain, manifests/attracts situations and people where the child will feel he/she is not good enough.
The only way to overcome such issues completely is to do Karmic Healing, as world-renowned Karma Yoga Mentors Sumant Kaul & Sumeet Kaul teach. This means resolving the issue from the source. The issue is not with the current self but with the younger self who felt unworthy in the source memory. Releasing the emotions from the source will resolve the behavioural pattern of the current self PERMANENTLY.