Saturday, January 19, 2013

The headlines are filled with the likes of Lance Armstrong, Manti Te'o, gun control, people pushed into subway trains, and Honey Boo Boo. It reminds me of how important it is for parents to be role models for their kids. Not just role models, but the best role models we can possibly be. I am repulsed by the Armstrong getting so much attention by being on Oprah to tell the world that he's a liar and despicable man. Hey, go away dude. Some place where we never have to see or hear from you again. It's time that parents, all parents, teach our kids that athletes are not great role models, at least most of them. To get to the top they, like Donald Trump and every other "financial wizard," had to push everyone out of the way. Trample friend and foe under foot to get there. Lie, cheat, and steal. Not that every jock is a creep, hardly, but as role models they leave much to be desired. Want a role model? Read about John Quincy Adams. In fact, read about John Adams, Abigail Adams, Henry Adams, and the entire Adams family. They are true role models.