Simple sentence, yet bring heavy feeling.
I've once felt this. Even now, the feeling never goes away.
Did you have any smart friend? The one who usually placed number one, like for the whole time? If that person is one of your best friends, then you will automatically feel pressure. Surely sure! How you pressured? The teachers always praising him/her, don't you feel anything? Honest please. You will feel like you are just an invisible person in the school. The situation getting worst when your parents do comparison between you and your friend. You will feel like, "Why did you guys compare him to me? He smart in education, but I smart in other thing, PERHAPS?" Starting from the moment you are wondering what you good at, you will start an act. Like, at least copying what he always do. You will try your best to bring out and shine the diamond hidden in you. See? Indirectly, the 'peer pressure' shape a student life. Right? =)