Even if one is interested only in one's own society, which is one's prerogative, one can understand that society much better by comparing it with others.
I think that no matter what you're doing as a teenager, you're going to be presented with peer pressure.
Like the water of a deep stream, love is always too much. We did not make it. Though we drink till we burst, we cannot have it all, or want it all. In its abundance it survives our thirst. In the evening we come down to the shore to drink our fill, and sleep, while it flows through the regions of the dark. It does not hold us, except we keep returning to its rich waters thirsty. We enter, willing to die, into the commonwealth of its joy.