Jeff's friend, Francis, is offering him a drink. Most of Jeff's friend's are drinking. What should Jeff do? Jeff knows that by taking the cup/drink he could become addicted, or have a hangover and lack of attention span tomorrow. He weighs the positive and negative influences.
Jeff's friends are drinking which could influence him to do it as well. Con: Could get drunk and have hangover for test tomorrow. Pro: He will look cool around his friends.
Night of Party; Home
Jeff! Why are you home late were you drinking?
He doesn't want to get grounded by his parents, for doing something he could have prevented Con: Not being able to go to chess lessons tomorrow. Pro: If Jeff doesn't drink then he will be able to get good grades for finals tomorrow and won't have a hangover.
School; Jeff was energized for school, when all his friends (francis) were "zombies".
Jeff chooses to leave the party and not get drink.
Jeff explains to his parents that he was not drinking. He left the party early because he was offered a drink and he wasn't going to take it. So his parents calmed down and were proud of Jeff.
It was good decision by leaving the party, so his brain will be able to develop all the way and so he doesn’t develop a drinking disorder later in life. Jeff could also be more likely to get into more drugs, or even in trouble with the law. It is the best thing for him to say no.