I am sure that you have seen many bad role models.

We have seen teachers and administers abuse their students. Look at the politicians today many are horrible role models. Many people are even leaving their churches because of the abuse by their clergy on children.

What about many parents who are very bad role models for their children. Many are even abusing and killing their own children. Of course many of our parents and if we are parents have been excellent role models. Aren't we happy about that?

What is happening to modern society in general? People that we are suppose to look up to as a good role model lets us down.

I am just being realistic because many of our friends don't even like to watch the news anymore. From start to finish there is nothing but bad news. If you watch the late evening news you may not be able to fall asleep.

Let us be hopeful that our role models here at WA will continue to be good examples for us not only in online business but also in their lives.

Bobby

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George-10 Premium
It goes to show how having the right role models in your life can make all the difference! :)
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RHBarlow Premium
That is exactly the point.
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Phil-58 Premium
thanks for posting
very important
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RHBarlow Premium
I appreciate that.
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abdul11 Premium
good post
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RHBarlow Premium
Thank you,
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laparra1 Premium
Good Afternoon Bob,

I look at the Spanish news at 15.00, the German news at 20.00, I read some newspapers in English, along the way I throw in some US news and more often than not it passes my capacity.
How nice it is to have some soft background music.
I was blessed with my parents, excellent role models I have now come to realize.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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RHBarlow Premium
Taetske,
Watching and reading all that news you need to listen to Soft Music!
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Bobby
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terrycarroll Premium
Good words here Bobby.

The term role model has been sadly re-defined by the dummy end of Social Media users, who believe everything that singers, celebrities(?) and rap artistes (contradicttion in terms) etc, put out on Twitter etc. That then becomes "real" across the airwaves and determines how these people live their lives

I'm sure the news presentation in the States is just as mediocre as it is here in the UK. I have stopped watching the news for some time now, as it is much less about what is actually happening and more about the muppets who are (laughably) trying to win awards for the way they present it. Most rep[orters couldn't answer a single question on the subject they are reporting on, which is why they talk over the answers given.

"News Channel of the Year". What the hell does that mean?

End of rant (for now).

Terry
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ericpierre Premium
I fully agree with you!
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RHBarlow Premium
Eric,
Thank you,
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Terry,
Looks like I hit a cord. I enjoyed your soap box.
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Bobby
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Ivine Premium
Hi Bobby, you have hit the nail on the head. Irv.
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RHBarlow Premium
Thank you.
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pablocortina Premium
Great role models at WA.
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RHBarlow Premium
Right on.
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ContentBySue Premium
I'm grateful for the terrific role models I've encountered here and the camaraderie of all. Thanks Bobby for being one of those great role models.
Sue
P.S.: I don't watch the news either.
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RHBarlow Premium
Sue,
You are right about WA and I appreciate your comment. I feel the same about you.
Thank you,
Bobby
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Bladen Premium
My wife and I stopped watching the news years ago but with technology it is now hard to stay away from. Hey maybe that would be a good niche. A site dedicated to only good news.
HMMMM

great post once again.
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RHBarlow Premium
Go for it man!
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JeanBrickley Premium
Good post, Bobby. I hate watching the news anymore. People don't make good role models, unfortunately. And the world is getting worse. So few people care about truth; especially if lies serve them better. And the atrocities that we perpetrate on one another make me want to cry. I follow Jesus as a role model. I fall short; but he doesn't.
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RHBarlow Premium
I agree with all your comments Jean.
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Bobby
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markr0675 Premium
Yes the world is changing. More and more we see kids growing up without good role models. Then they have kids without good role models.
Very sad.
But there are still some very good ones out there!
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RHBarlow Premium
Mark,
You are right and hopefully we can be good role models for our families.
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Bobby
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accad Premium
That we hope for.
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RHBarlow Premium
Yes we do.
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MKearns Premium
Too many people not behaving themselves Bobby!
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RHBarlow Premium
Mike,
We can just leave it at that.
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Bobby
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IWoodhouse Premium
Seems common for many parents to struggle to compete with socoal media so they maybe dont try as hard or even not know how to respond?
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RHBarlow Premium
It is ashamed to say but Social Media has in many ways destroyed family relationships.
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ericpierre Premium
Role models are becoming a scarcity. I wouldn't be able to name one right now.
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RHBarlow Premium
Eric,
It is sad to say that isn't it?
Bobby
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ericpierre Premium
Absolutely!
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drcmaint Premium
This is good.
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RHBarlow Premium
Thanks
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mweidert Premium
You're right Bobby, I agree with you. The best thing I can do in life is just treat others the way I want to be treated. Making sure I teach my children say your please and thank you's. I think the most important rule, is to be true to your word, sometimes all we have is our honor.
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Marsha,
Very nice comments.
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Bobby
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dcasa14 Premium
There are few good role models, but a few of mine are:
Entertainment: Tom Hanks
Politics: George Bush Senior
Sports: Peyton Manning
Parenting: My Dad who taught me to always stand for the Star Spangled Banner, remove my hat, and clap at the conclusion. I still do that (and often remind others about the hats off).
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RHBarlow Premium
I really appreciate all your good role models.
thank you,
Bobby
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GlenPalo Premium
Gee, I want to comment but I am speechless.

We just have so few role models. I am not sure who my role models are any more. I can't think of any Americans in public life; maybe Jack Nicklaus for being a sold family man involved in many charities.
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RHBarlow Premium
Glen,
Jack was a good one. For sure I wouldn't pick Tiger!
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Bobby
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Kickbacked Premium
Nice topic!
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RHBarlow Premium
Thank you.
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bigrog44 Premium
Thanks for sharing, Bobby.
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RHBarlow Premium
You're welcome.
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RHBarlow Premium
You're welcome.
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