Scenario: Your friends are throwing a party with alcohol.
Kate: Yeah, got the key to my parent's liquor cabinet!
Britney: Count me in!
Britney: Is there gonna be anything fun?😏
Daniel: I can bring some Hennessy.
Kate: Party at my house! Who's coming?
Britney: Why? You scared?
Kate: Oooh, you seem scared
You: Are you sure we should be drinking?
You: Well, I'm not, just worried
You: No, just asking
Oh no! What should I do? I don't want to be left out, but I can't drink. Let's consider the options
Kate: So are you coming or not?
Option 1: Going, but not drinking.
You: Sure, I'll come, but I won't drink with you guys.
Option 2: Backing out respectfully
Sorry, I cant. Gotta study for my math test tomorrow.
Option 3: Going and drinking
Kate: Good, this is gonna be the best night ever!
Yeah! Wouldn't want to miss out!
Positive Consequences: You won't miss any fun; You won't be violating your morals; Not getting in trouble. Negative Consequences: Being judged by your friends; Going will give the chance to give into negative peer pressure.
Britney: Why miss out on the fun, your parents won't know.
Kate: Fine, be lame. I don't care.
You: I know, but I'm only 17.
Positive Consequences: Won't be involved in any drama; not being disrespectful and causing a fight; Won't be pressured into making mistakes causing regret. Negative: Might feel left out (lose friends); They might be skeptical of your excuse; Might not have fun (bored).
Daniel: You won't fail, nerd. Relax a little.
Kate: You worry too much.
You: Wish I could, but this is the last grade of the quarter.
Positive Consequences You'll "fit in" with your group; your group will think more of you; Might have fun. Negative Consequences: Not standing up for yourself (giving in to peer pressure); your friends will expect it from you next time; Violating morals; Might get in trouble (with parents or authority).