Sunday, February 6, 2011

Role Models

Be careful who your role models are. Just because someone has risen to fame and fortune does not make them someone worthy of your respect and admiration. People spend hours "following" their favorite actors/athletes online and in the news and therefore believe they truly "know" them and their character. This can never be the case. We only know one small aspect of them and what we know is determined by what is covered by the media. The only people we truly know are those around us who we spend quality time getting to know. This is not to say that there have never been famous people worthy of this status. People who have risen to fame and popularity for making valuable and lasting contributions to the betterment of our society and the world around us should earn this place in our hearts. I consider Rosa Parks, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Abraham Lincoln to be just a few of the people befitting this role.

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