I think… we should deemphasize, when possible, this idea of people as role models. I’ve yet to meet or hear about anybody that is actually anywhere near perfect. In my experience and the experiences shared in literature, thinking of ourselves as role models or idolizing others as role models sets us up for big problems. We should, certainly, be aware of how our behavior affects others, but I’m real enough with myself to know that, even on my best days, I don’t want anybody modeling themselves off of my life. I never know what I might do.

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