Many people in the UK aspire to be successful in life and to become like an individual that they have a vision of becoming like in the future or even at that point in time in the individuals life. A survey carried out the teenage society shows that many teenager about 98. 2% are head over heels ready to become successful in the future and some even build castles in the skies while trying to demonstrate how famous they want to be or how successful they want to be, however fewer than 50% have role models to lead or guide them to their destinations in life or reach the top of the mountains as they wish in their dreams.
Research also shows almost 99% of teenagers are influenced celebrities and it is a fact that many teenagers want to be like celebrities and as time flies follows them as role models by getting connected with them on social networks like twitter, face book and many more. A role model or a mentor is an individual who an individual looks up to and also learns from or a role model can also be defined as an individual who influences another person either in a positive or negative way. Role models can be a teacher, a parent or a family member, or even a celebrity. Self-image means simple means the intellectual state of the person’s self.
Role models can influence an individual’s life positively in many ways; some role models if a close relative can help improve their academic status by encouraging and also helping them to pursue their education. Celebrities like prime ministers or even presidents as role models can influence teenager to bury their heads in their books and concentrate on their education. Role models can help an individual’s change bad habits and addictions such as smoking and drug. When their role models sit them down and counsel them and draw action plans for them and they go according to it, they are likely to give up smoking and drug.
Some decent positioned celebrities can also influence them to give up drugs and smoking quicker if they are determined to really achieve their dreams. Role models can also affect the general lifestyle of people, decent role models can change our way of living quicker and make us better people than we use to be. If the individual chooses someone who gives to charity, dresses appropriately, is on television or the news because of her good deeds and doesn’t get caught drunk in public, the influence the individual positively.
The celebrity might motivate and inspire him to give back to his community, do well in school and stay out of trouble. Whiles role models can have a good influence on individuals; negative impacts can also affect them. Some individuals tend to just listen to their role models and in the process can even ignore whatever his or her parents says to him or her or if they are not under parental control, they may still listen to their role models to the very extent that even if they say negative things to them to do, they would do it.
Even though the role model might have a success and may have made it in life, but they may still be alcoholic and addicted to drugs, which can be a negative effect on the individual trying to follow his. Also some celebrities try not to eat and they become supper skinny, so if an individual looks up to this celebrity he or she might also practice becoming super skinny which is very unhealthy for the body.
However, most individuals with role models are more likely to succeed much quicker than individuals with no role models. People with role models who influence them positively have a very high self-image and they have self believe that they can achieve their goals as their role model has been able to achieve theirs. 30% of all teenagers with role models have made much progress in their life style and education as a research from the teenage society state.