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Role Model Material

Sometimes we get so wrapped up in our lives that we don’t realize that our actions have an effect on others. Some of us may have siblings, children, or young people around us and they watch and pick up on our habits. However, many of us consider that and live our lives like someone is watching.

Growing up my friend was almost always in trouble, she was constantly grounded for doing something. She grew out of his trouble-maker ways, but her little sister picked up right where she left off but she’s taking it a step further. My friend doesn’t seem to understand why she’s acting out, even though she knows where she got it from.

In a way we all are or will be role models to someone, and they learn from our triumphs and mistakes. Even though they may not live their lives exactly like we do our actions are being noticed. So in my friend’s case, her sister saw her getting into trouble growing up and as a result she is doing the same.

Being someone’s role model is an influential and fulfilling role in someone’s life. That person looks up to their role model for guidance about their life. So it’s up to us to decide in which direction do we want our lives to lead them.

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6 comments
C. Hayes
C. Hayes

This is true...but...I personally don't think I'm a good role model. I've been told I am and I'm also reprimanded when I make a mistake because of it. I think it's too much pressure. The biggest thing younger girls can learn from me is to make your own mistakes and live your own life and know that at the end of the day, the only soul you have to answer to is God. ~C.

Tuesdai
Tuesdai

So true. I've found it's usually the people who are siting in the background, that are the ones watching you closely. I don't claim to be a role model, if someone is inspired or encouraged or even laughing at something I've said that made their day...I think I've served a good purpose for that moment. Being a Role Model is a big responsibility....and still trying to be a "role model' to myself if that makes sense...it working pretty cool, ha.

jenndiva
jenndiva

I will admit that being a role model and doing the right thing all the time is a lot of pressure. As the oldest child and oldest grandchild I didn't realize how much people look up to me and watch what I do. Once I understood that it really make me think about what I do. I agree with what you said about what young girls need to know. It's something that they should definitely be aware of and have people in their lives to guide them in that direction.

jenndiva
jenndiva

I love what you said about being a role model for ourselves. That's a good point that I didn't get a chance to touch on. We do have to set a standard for ourselves sometimes and direct our own path so that we can better ourselves. I personally don't know if I'm a role model to anyone. I have younger siblings and cousins so I carry myself as if I'm a role model and that they are watching. I wouldn't want something they see me doing to affect them negatively. Thank you for the comment and stopping by. I truly appreciate it.

jenndiva
jenndiva

Thank you for stopping by and for the five stars. I really appreciate it and I'm glad that you enjoyed it.

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