I have noticed this over my own childhood and adulthood…that knowingly or unknowingly I got influenced from the content I consumed…Eg… TV,Books,People around, Radio, Newspapers, Media etc
As a impressionable and ignorant child… My role models were Anime characters, cartoons, TV starts, Models etc… I wanted to be like them…If they would curse,I curse.
They say"Love you" to some girl…I say it with twice the drama…
Reflecting upon this…I realized… I had set the wrong role models…These people cannot be our role models, who was themselves aren’t an ideal, They are prone to mistakes, ignorance, lust, greed and other ills .
Then I realized the genius of the Indian Culture --> The culture of
- Matrudevo Bhavah – Mother is god-like
- Pitrudevo Bhavah — Father is god-like
- Acharyadevo Bhavah – Acharya is god-like
The genius which in order to inspire the youth and old alike
produced great epics like
and epic poems like Bhagvad Geeta - The guide of Humanity / The user manual of Life
which are a treasure trove of wisdom and knowledge …and The Whole truth
Not only this but the Holy Quran, Holy bible has numerous examples …however I am in no position in pointing them out…as I haven’t read them completely yet…
If only we guys tried to read it for once…and not just read…Apply as well
because Empty vessels make more noise and Actions speak louder than words
So to conclude…We don’t need those fake role models…We already have Jadagguru Krishna, Jesus christ, Prophet Muhammad Maryda purshottam Ram, Lakshman, Bhismapitahmah, Chanakya, Chandragupta, Buddha, Mahavir
I don’t think the youth and society needs anyone else…
What are your views?
Let me know about your ideals/role models in the replies below
I want to know more about ideals set in other religions/cultures …do mention some names and their good qualities and why should they be our ideals?