In this post we share an interesting article on social norms from Jon Sundt, President and CEO, Altegris Investments; founder, Natural High.
[“If your friends all jumped off a bridge, would you do it too?”
How many conversations between young people and their parents have started like this? Parents mean well when they use this question to encourage independent thinking.
Case in point: researchers recently asked young people how many alcoholic drinks college students consume on a typical party night. They replied that it is five or six. They’ll also said that one in four are cigarette smokers, and that well over half are smoking pot. More than half of middle school students don’t bat an eye over this, saying that five drinks is the norm in college.] – Jon Sundt, Huff Post Impact
Click “Everyone’s Doing It” to read the entire article.