Role models are seriously important to the youth.
(Post Updated 21/04/19)
A lot of the youth around the country choose the wrong role models; lots of these bad role models are in the media. Singers and rap artists’ songs nowadays have connotations of sex, sexism, racism, criminalist behaviour, alcoholism, and anti-social behaviour. These types of songs can make children do abnormal things that they could be unaware of. Your friends can persuade you to choose the right or wrong role model.
I think the role models I have are extremely inspirational. Here are just a few of my personal role models:
- Nelson Mandela – who fought for civil rights.
- Martin Luther King Jr. – who battled for civil rights.
- Diversity – they are my dance role models.
- Faith Child A.K.A Michael Ayo – produces inspiring music.
- Ty Pennington – he has ADHD yet he’s a famous TV host and carpenter from extreme makeover home edition.
- My Parents – my biggest fans.
- My Grandma – the most thoughtful and giving people I know, she’s the one who really inspires me. She runs a soup kitchen for the homeless every Wednesday in Manzil Way, Cowley, Oxford. That’s one of the most inspirational and most touching things I’ve seen and been a part of. I wish some of my grandma’s good attributes could rub off on me.
Nowadays, it’s so hard for the youth of the world to choose the right role models. They may not be perfect but here are a few people who would be good role models for 12-13 years old:
- Faith Child – produces motivating music, songs such as ‘just pose’ and ‘more than music’ are the most appropriate for the youth of today.
- Deitrick Haddon – produces modern music which will touch you, songs such as ‘gravity’, ‘forgiven’ and ‘save somebody’ are my personal favourites.
- My dad – he’s a DJ who plays inspiration, funky, deep, soulful and gospel house.
- Mary Mary – They are two lovely women who make encouraging music; my personal favourite songs of theirs are ‘something bigger’ and ‘God in me’.
- Justin Bieber – you either like him or hate him, for the ones who like him, songs such as ‘never say never’, ‘bigger’ and ‘pray’ are the most inspirational.
- Pattie Mallette, Justin Bieber’s mum – she has suffered through rock bottom as she took drugs and was abused at a young age. Her ex-husband left her after Justin was born. She is a truly inspiring woman, to go through all of that and be here to tell the tale.
I think I would be a good role model in my school because I’m fairly likable. I’ve been bullied in the past and it took me a long time to get where I’m today. I feel I’m a responsible yet fun loving; smart yet respectable; charming yet humble and non-superficial. If I was famous, I won’t be the superficial, materialistic type; I would be the giving, humble and trustworthy type of celebrity.
Who are your role models and are they good ones? Comment below!