Peer pressure is ever present throughout life,...it just takes different forms. Peer pressure takes place whenever we are part of a group or society,...sometimes it's obvious and in-your-face,...other times its more passive and in the background.
When you're young and don't have a good sense of yourself,...and you have your insecurities,...it's really easy to be pressured into doing things that you might not otherwise do. Most people are subject to tribalistic behaviors and social norms,...whatever this entails. Even my life, the house in the suburbs,...a home owners association (HOA) dictating how your house and yard should present,...it's all about being in a society with rules, expectations, and behavior standards,...a form of peer pressure. You fool yourself into thinking that you are "free" and "independent", that you are your own person,...but at some level, you really aren't.