Who do you hold up to be admired? What characteristics do these people possess? Shouldn't our answer to these questions, reflect the values we hold? I remember some years ago asking my sophomores these very questions; their answers, much to my dismay but not to my surprise, were athletes, performers, and singers. I say I was dismayed because the answers I received, somehow seemed superficial!
I've now been out of the classroom for a a number of years and I decided to take another look at this topic, on line! Here were some of the answers I found: Lady Gaga; Black Veil Brides; Charlie Sheen and Jersey Shore! Needless to say my blood pressure had the same reaction.... up!! Let me first say, that it has not been a scientific study; second, I'm sure that those mentioned are talented. I just think that there should be more to it, what do you think?