And who knows, it probably even sold a few shoes, maybe even to some of those kids athletes choose otherwise not to influence. Barkley did not consider himself particularly virtuous as a person, but said that he was well equipped to. They simply should not be. And, therefore, we are not in a position to know if or how they influence others in wider society. Gambling is no crime, so then he is not showing us a negative thing. Most nineteenth century baseball players were a raucous bunch of rowdies with working-class origins. Note: further reading links provided as hyperlinks within the text.
The younger people in our generation needs someone to look up to, someone to give them hope and a reason to fight for what they love and that is where an athlete comes in. Only if they choose to be. So, they were good at the sport at a young age but they showed determination to never give up and kept up with what they wanted to continue in the rest of their life which is what any person does. He is a great example of what it means to give something your all. However, there is a certain responsibility that follows the role being a role model - and that might be too big a responsibility and too big a pressure for some athletes. They should be our role models cause then we will try to be like them, we will get something to set as a goal! Because then you can see that its good to train. Not all Athletes are good though.
For example, they live an healthy and good life, where they take care of them self. But it's never so hard, that it's not worth a try. It gets all over the media compared to when normal people do stupid stuff where nothing really happens. That also influences the kids and how they look at the athletes. Many children often look up to the professional as.
There are also less obvious ways that athletes are bad influences while on the field. And it is good to have an athlete as role model because that might inspire people to eat healthier and train. Federer has 17 Grand Slam titles, but his work off the court is just as impressive. However, the off-field obligations of an athlete involve significant surveillance. I believe that professional athletes should not be role models because they do not tend to show honorable and good qualities.
I don't think it is a matter of should. On the whole, says Fine, celebrity role models no longer have such a huge impact on children, most of whom are fairly sophisticated by the time they reach the preadolescent years. Many athletes are school dropouts because they need to focus on their sport, and when kids read that they want to do it to and they and there is a big chance they might fail. If they get exercise then the children concentrate better in school. I idolized them, and wanted nothing more than be a pro. And In some cases thats not good.
That point even applies to sportspeople who have reached the zenith of their profession. Certainly some of our most idolized sports heroes have been great disappointments, such as Lance Armstrong, Barry Bonds, Tiger Woods, O. So there is a trade-off, as happens with notable performers in other spheres of life, such as entertainers or politicians. Now, just because this is a commercial for a basketball shoe… 2324 Words 10 Pages Professional Athletes Good Role Models? There are a lot of good things about athletes. Anybody watching a game such as hockey or baseball can clearly see that the players must work together in both offense and defense to win the game. Lance Armstrong, had the same type of cancer as my father, and seeing him overcome it was a source of hope and inspiration to me.
Think about this, Most of them haven't been in school a lot. Some of the players are parents with kids and know their way around, but some of them are 19 and 20 years old and are no more than recent kids themselves. The underlying assumption appears to be that sport imbues good character. The real Deadshot is Will Smith. Responsible parents should be our real role models — not rock stars, Hollywood, celebrities or professional athletes.
Parents and teachers are the guiding lights for everyday reality. Athletes are great role models for some people and for others they are not good role models. And this is not limited to professional sports, either. This makes a difference when we are discussing the way young men in particular are influenced by male sports icons. Someone they can look up to and believe on. I said no cause all said yes. If your role model is for example a professional football player, and you just want to be like him.