When you do something scary or stressful — bungee jumping, public speaking, etc. — do you prefer to be surrounded by friends or by strangers? Why?
I guess having your support group with you when you have to do something which you find scary, especially the first couple of times, will be really a good thing. The more cheering faces you see, the more encouragement you get, the more you can do and the more confidence you have to achieve things that you set out to do. Public speaking can be as scary as bungee jumping or paragliding or skydiving and if you have friends with you it makes it all the more easier to do.
The support structure is very important for a lot of us and the right people egging us on can do a lot of good for you. You might even do more than what you had initially set out to do. Now, that can be a good thing or a bad thing. Sometimes you might get carried away. Drink too much, jump out too soon or drive too fast. If it is to just get some confidence and support to something reasonable then it is a good thing and I hope everyone gets that kind of support.
Just don’t get carried away by peer pressure.
Prompt from The Daily Post at WordPress.com