We Are Living, Breathing Role Models
A role model battle, but not merely between right and wrong. We are living it, but rarely know it.
“We are living, breathing role models – not just in what we say, but what we do”– Former First Lady Michelle Obama
My battles are mine, but the impact is ours A raging storm within, the outburst without Who dare touches the flaming fang in its glory? We are living it, but rarely know it, don't we? We are breathing it in, no one sees the exhale
My choices are mine, but the impact is ours A selfish lure of desire, the denial of rights Who can still or hold the raging force of pride? We are living it, but rarely feel it, shouldn't we? We are breathing it in, no one dies, it is okay
My fears are mine, but the impact is ours A dark clingy wrap, a limiter to full existence Who is brave to shine me, in my fearful distress? I am not living it, and I know and feel it, do I? I am breathing, not in, no one to guide as a model.
“Being a role model is equal parts being who you actually are and what people hope you will be.”– Meryl Streep
We are living, breathing role models, but rarely know it. We are in role model battle, but not merely between right and wrong.
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Finally according to Maya Angelou in the mentors magazine 70 role model quotes, “each of us, famous or infamous, is a role model for somebody, and if we aren’t, we should behave as though we are — cheerful, kind, loving, courteous. Because you can be sure someone is watching and taking deliberate and diligent notes.”
I Don’t Want To Be A Role Model
Living life as me is enough of an headache. Making it through each day just for me is a stress I have to overcome daily. But life thrust some responsibilities, some of my making, others, are just life demands.
I cannot just live the way I want. If just for the kids in my life, not mine alone, either I even have one or not. I may be stressed, feel cheated or stepped on. But I have to put in enough control in all circumstances, because someone is looking at me; beyond my teaching instructions on living. Therefore, I have a big responsibility to be a good role model for your kids. And by the way, that includes your neighbors kids, the kid to your friend, relations and enemies.
If I don’t have a choice, you too don’t. The life, environment and world that we build, is where we all have to live in.