Did you know that Babe Ruth smoked and chewed tobacco at age 12? I already look like him, so I can BE him, so I'm also going to do that! Plus, doing it is cool! you should do it too! We could be the best in the league!
Hmmm, I don't know about it, Ben. Let me think.
What should I do? I could...Do it with BenIgnore Ben and walk awayorWalk away and tell a trusted adult.
If I did what what Ben wants to do, he would like me more but I would suffer severe oral and lung damage, if I just walk away, he won't like me but I escape unharmed, and if I go and tell an adult, he would get in severe trouble and wouldn't do that stuff to his body or pressure anyone else to do so but he would hate me for all eternity.
What about my parents? They love me so much, I wouldn't want to let them down. What about my reputation? I don't want everyone to think of me as a terrible person. What about my health? I don't want my life to be cut short! I think I've made my decision!
Coach, Ben is or is planning to smoke and chew tobacco by the time he turns 12 and is peer pressuring others to do the same.
WHAT!? That's outrageous! BENJIMIN!? GET OVER HERE RIGHT NOW!!!!
I think what I did, choosing to walk away and tell a trusted adult, was the correct choice because it has the best ratio of negative consequences to positive consequences.