Role Models in Today’s Society
There was a time when the youth of the …show more content…
But today the line between right and wrong is blurred. Our role models, no longer simply defend justice, but corrupt it as well. The end seems to justify the means, in many cases. Is it any wonder then that our societyâ€™s concept of role models has taken a similar route?
Most of us have role models, whom we admire. The reasons why they are our role models can be different, but the admiration they inspire, what they represent to us is what attracts us. They inspire us to reach beyond ourselves. After all, it is a natural trait to recognise traits in others which you would desire for yourself. However, the role models of today are undeniably displaying a glut of negative personality traits which we would not wish the youth of today to demonstrate. Their disrespect of normal societal values and morals is threatening to corrupt the very moral foundation of society as a whole.
Possibly the answer is to stop looking for role models, on the television, or in fashion magazines, or on the sporting pitches. Instead to show the youth the true role models all around us. Show them the average man trying to provide for his family, the policeman who risks his life for justice, the doctor who strives to heal. These are our societyâ€™s real heroes, they are whom the youth should be emulating, but they cannot be found on the cover of â€œOKâ€ or â€œHeatâ€, or seen on Big Brother. But