Friday February 11, 2010
Famous or Infamous: Are today’s Famous People good role models for Young People?
These days as people are flipping through the pages of a magazine, listening to the radio, or simply watching TV, the outrageous behaviour of today’s famous people are showcased everywhere. Although some young people may see these people as their role models, many of them have attributes that fail to prove their worthiness of being a role model. The minds of young people have been exposed to detrimental behaviour, an unrealistic image, and an excessive empathises on wealth. In short famous people are not good role models for young people
With all these accounts of famous people having poor conduct and behaviour, it only makes sense that they are not commendable of being anyone’s role model, let alone that of young people. To begin with, a large amount of today’s famous people have been in legal trouble. This includes violence, gang related activities, and even the use of weapons. So if young, impressionable people are witnessing these horrible acts they are probably going to imitate them. In simpler terms; monkey see, monkey do. The famous people of today have also been associated with substance abuse. This means the use of illegal substances such as drugs, and an excessive amount of alcohol. With the rate of young people consuming alcohol or using illegal substances at an earlier age, the influence of famous people can easily cause this rate to increase at an even quicker rate. All in all, famous people usually have detrimental bearing on themselves as well as the young people.
Portraying an unrealistic and fake image is something famous people have been doing for a long time, but now today’s young people are trying to imitate them. In the first place these famous people are doing great harm to their bodies by practicing unhealthy forms of weight lose, such as starving, or the use of diet pills. Many famous people encourage these...