Last month I was saying why a person should chose his own friend or lover on his own (or her), a musical drama by Rabindranath tagore is a sad reminder of its veracity.
In it a beautiful girl who was wooed by many fell in love with a young man, they both loved each other very much, but both were shy.
The girl’s friends kept misguiding her by saying her to make him wait, she kept saying that no, she wants to have him for the rest of her life but they somehow kept persuading her from trying!
Finally the man thought she will never love him and walks away from her forever, marries someone else, the girl shatters to pieces and never falls in love again!
So much so for peer pressure! I feel so sad when I hear this musical drama that I never hear it. 😉