Sunday, July 22, 2007
CRAP/ My Journal by Al Brathway
July 22nd, Sunday/ I was watching a program this morning called Meet the Faith and the subject of sports figures being role models and I got to thinking... Why is there such a ferver over athletes being role models? Why would someone want an athlete to be a shining example to their kid when it comes to morals? Maybe I have an advantage, having worked around professional basketball players, that others not privy to inside 411 don't have. Trust me, you do not want athletes to be role models! That's not to say that all athletes are bad. However, you just don't want to go there. If you want to have role models in your kid's life, step up your game as a parent. No one is going to be better at raising your kid than you. No athlete will install core values in(to) your kid like you can. What's sad about the athlete thing is that athletes are coached to dummy down. They are not required or asked or encouraged to display any type of intelligence about world views or debate issues. There are a select few (very few) who are sort sfter for their opinion... Unless there is some comedic value associated with their comments. So, get off your ass and get to parenting!/ CRAP!