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what is a hero these days?    is it sort of like a role model?  is it the rappers who spit violent lyrics and imagery. is it the basketball player who gets suspended for a year for getting busted with cocaine. is it the rock star who slaps his wife. is it the movie star who paid two million for a new ferrari. is it the drug dealer on the corner with the flashy clothes and full wallet. is it the guy with all the tattoos who looks scary and is a menace to society but cool to look at it?  and we wonder why all these kids are messed up these days.....  they don't stand a chance looking up to garbage like this......  i want my kids role models to be me.their parent.thats the way it should be.....

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tnteaComment by tntea - October 20, 2007, 12:01 pm
It is so important that children do not engage in tv watching this day in time. The sponsors who advertise during these programs should be warned that the public refuses to buy their products if it is advertised within a program that show movies that promote these type people as being heros.
Parents have the choice of what their children see.
emilygComment by emilyg - October 20, 2007, 1:20 pm
You got it Mike.
justxploringComment by justxploring - October 20, 2007, 2:23 pm
Tenaj, there are a lot of very good TV programs. I've watched many family movies and shows recently. They just need to be monitored. There isn't anything at all offensive about a show like Hannah Montana on Disney Channel or the Air Bud movies on Animal Planet. For young children, History Channel and Discovery might be too intense, but they also have excellent programming as well as Public Broadcasting channels.
JAP69Comment by JAP69 - October 20, 2007, 6:07 pm
Well Mike.
The heros back in my day were the ones that put away villans.
It was not a continuous thing on t v or the news about anti society thugs.
Look up tv back in the fifties on the shows they had and you can see what was broadcast.
I think a lot of the change started to occur during the sixties when the hippies were the thing.
I very seldom watch tv any more.
justxploringComment by justxploring - October 20, 2007, 7:30 pm
Jap - Nah, hippies loved Superman comics!
Rick GComment by Rick G - October 21, 2007, 1:07 pm

YOU are the role model for your children. The only reason kids pick cultural or societal role models is because they don't have one of their own. You be the man and the role model for your kids and I don't care what they watch on TV, what video games they play or what music they listen to, YOU will still be their role model as long as you retain their respect.

Comment by pacattack05 - October 21, 2007, 6:32 pm
Benjamin Franklin is my role model. I try to collect as many pictures of him as I can, and deposit them in my bank...lol
justxploringComment by justxploring - October 22, 2007, 1:18 am
First, I think I called Tntea Tenaj. Oops!
Second, Rick is a very wise man. I agree with him.
Third, when I was growing up I never considered singers or movie stars to be my role models and yet I keep hearing Britney Spears and other celebs are today's role models. I remember reading about Marie Curie and Clara Barton and wanting to be just like them.

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