Athletes as Role Models Essay

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True role models are those who possess the qualities that we would like to have. Role models are those who have affected us in ways that influence us to be better people. They are people who others imitate, emulate or look to for guidance. There are good role models who inspire greatness in others and bad role models who are bad influences. There are even anti-role models, pegged by the media as "bad girls" or "bad boys" who serve as good examples of what not to do if you want to become a successful, respected person. With the majority of my time spent as an athlete throughout high school and college, I believe athletes should pose as role models.
Athletes can be good role models in terms of demonstrating how to be professional. The …show more content…

Though professional athletes get individualized attention because of their talent, being an effective team player is a major part of their job. Off the court or field, players engage in community service projects with fellow teammates, which also portray how working together, effectively, can achieve an even greater goal. Many players have also established foundations that help a population for which the player has a special interest.
Many times we find that young people look up to athletes. There are countless community centers that offer different athletic programs. Many times there are young people with endless talent and ability, striving to be just like their favorite athletes. There are a number of good athletes that display an incredible amount of perseverance in their everyday lives. This alone serves as inspiration to young people.
When I was a kid I use to play basketball every day because of one man his name is “Michael Jordan” he was one of the greatest players in history of the NBA. Also he inspires everyone to never give up. When he didn’t make his high school team, he kept trying, illness never held him back from the games. He made the world a better place by setting an example for others. Michael Jordan has helped in the Special Olympics. Through his basketball career he has shown great perseverance and hard work he inspires people to work hard and always helped others. Michael Jordan always shows children how to reach

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