With the recent revelation of unfaithfulness of some of our politicians (not that this is all that surprising), it seems that the circle of people that we can look up to is getting smaller and smaller.
I was wondering who your heroes are these days?
We glorify celebrity and sports figures, who make millions of dollars with little or no contribution to society other than to provide fodder for the tabloids. Some look up to business leaders but they sometimes turn out to be giant frauds, like Bernard Madoff who rip off people and tend to put themselves first instead of their companies and employees.
We have religious leaders who exemplify righteous principles, but we’ve seen just as many of those have issues as well with moral problems, money problems, abuse of power, etc. We can also look up to characters from the scriptures, but many believe those weren’t even real people.
Many of us had excellent parents and view them as our heroes and examples for our lives, but there are also many who suffered at the hands of their parents.
Maybe the concept of having heroes is out dated in our modern world? What do you think?
Do you still have heroes? Who are they and why?