When you hear the words “role model”, who or what do you think of? When I hear it, a string of actors, musicians, athletes, and celebrities appear in my head. Is this the way kids today have been brainwashed by the TV and radio? What happened to the days when you could ask a child who their role model was and they would answer, “My mommy” or “My daddy”? Our society needs to think about the true role models and not the bad examples. Celebrities and athletes can be a good example sometimes, but like us, they are human, they cannot provide the good influence that kids need today.
Let me begin by asking who is the better role model, 50 Cent or a single parent with three kids working two jobs? The real role models of this world are who we thought they were when we were little. They are the fireman, the police officer, the doctor, the construction worker, and the good parent. My parents are my role models”. “They each hold down a good job and get me to all of my activities and interests. The truth is that more people should be this way .The parental example in America has just fallen by the wayside.
A good example of someone who should have been a good role model was Michael Vick. He was a great athlete, good with kids and all and all, well rounded. Then when was into dog fighting everything fell by the wayside. He lost his sponsors, his friends, and had to go to prison. This was a very good thing to do, to show his fan base, and the kids who he was a role model for, that this was wrong. Honestly, how much of a disaster would it have been if kids had continued to make him their role model and thought dog fighting was okay? We would have had the whole youth of America to deal with.
T.V. and radio hype are the reasons that children today are admiring and embellishing irresponsible role models. Adult entertainment should be aired on TV after midnight because of the use of profanity. Some music should...
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