所以，壓力當然會成為青少年生活的一部分。但它可以是一個好的部分(a good part)。它不必使你心煩。它可以出現，但不必是一種負面的。它可以是正面的。
Neale: there so much pressure from parents, from school,from everyone?
Pressure is a condition of life, but there is probably more of it felt during your teenage years than at almost any other time of your life.
There will always be someone who wants something from you. If they want it from you more than you want to give it, or faster than you can do it, you feel the pressure.
Even if all they want is what you want, you can feel pressure to keep your word and do what you said you were going to do.
So pressure is a part of teen life, for sure. But it can be a good part. It needn't bother you. It can be present, but it needn't be a nega- tive. It can be a positive.
The pressure in your tires is what keeps them rolling. The pressure in a cooker is what produces the meal.
Thus, pressure can be good. If you keep the pressure on, you can accomplish things. Sometimes, even great things. This is called “creative stress.”
The whole universe, in fact, is a stress sys- tem. One thing is pulling against the other all the time. This is what creates balance. It's actually what keeps everything in place.
Neale: I don't feel like everything's in place. I feel like I'm under too much pressure.
Pressure is a delicate thing. Too much of it pulls things out of place. Everything gets out of balance.
This is the kind of pressure you're talking about. It can come from parents, and it can show up a lot at school.
Much of this pressure comes from the con- flicting sets of data with which young people are working. Their heart is telling them one thing about life; the outside world is telling them something else.