Athletes should not be kids role models. Fathers, grandfathers, neighbors,
Bishops or church leaders, local people.... they are the ones who really can
impact a kids life. A persona on TV.... a really bad idea, because seldom is
the person you see the person they really are.Parents need to be the
hero's to kids.... not strangers.
The problem might be selecting 'athletes' as role models to begin
with. Mind you, these guys are mostly pro entertainers anyway, and cheating is
part of the game. There are so many people out there who contribute to the
betterment of mankind not for the fame and big pay but for its' own reward
that we can, and should, look up to.
Trying to come up with the name of a single athlete that I would suggest my
child look to as a role model...
Seems like the “rules of the game” are an attempt to equalize the
opportunity of success for the players. And in many cases, protect the players
from harming others and even themselves. I guess the reason for not allowing
steroids is that they can’t control their use to equalize the players.
I wish the same attitude would exist in the rules of our Capitalist
economy. The rules, sometimes called regulations or laws are often the main
factor in the inequality of the players.