Living above the influence is staying away from peer pressure and resisting temptation. An example of living above would be when I resisted doing a nicotene-like drug called a hookah pen. There are many such ways to stay out of trouble, to live above the influence. I have relatives that didn’t resist, and now they are addicted to chewing tobacco and cigarettes. Even though I have their genes I stayed above! I believe that many middle and high school students are influenced by peer pressure to try drugs. Once you start, it is very hard to stop, because you can then become addicted to the drug that you tried at a young age. If you stay on drugs, it cuts years off your life, and it will also burn a hole in your pocket spending a ton of money. I have a grandmother that started smoking when she was young and hasn’t been able to stop. She suffered multiple lung problems because of smoke inhalation. I guess the point I’m trying to get across to you is that drugs are bad and can hurt!!!