Fear a powerful force that can indicate so many of the choices you make up every day-to dominate how you live, why you do what you do, and even where you do it.
Some fears are good and exist to protect us; for example, fear can save your life by keeping you from going down a dark alley in the middle of the night or taking risks that are emotionally, financially, or physically reckless.
You may find that you have made decisions because you're scared to death of what might happen if you don't take the safe way out. You may have settled for what you don't want instead of what you do want because you are afraid that you might not get it and of how much that would hurt. Rather than possibly standing alone (or having to fight) for what you truly wanted or dreamed of, you went along with the crowed or let somebody else, maybe you spouse, parents, friends, or employers, tell you what you should like, want, or do.
Peer pressure, unfortunately, is not an adolescent only phenomenon. Adults behave to a peer/group/mob mentality every day, often because they are afraid to say "no" to the crowd or society and what they truly think, feel and believe. The dangerous thing about a fear-based mind-set is that it paralyzes you and puts you in a "comfort zone" or rut that's safe and predictable but causes you to waste precious time in your life.
Think about it; we are a society of conformists-conformists programmed by a meddling generation that came before us and a marketing machine that tells us what we need to eat, own, wear, drive and consume in order to be "okay"
"If you do not express your own original ideas, if you do not listen to your own being, you will have betrayed yourself. The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity"
Love Always Anna Anka