Sunday, January 20, 2008

Role Models

Total Karate posts about Hero Worship. Steve's thinking of being a role model without it becoming a trap, a "ego's prison":

The martial arts are full of masters, grand masters, great and holy grand masters..... How silly!... Putting all your energy into propping up some fake or ego maniac is holding back your own energy....

I'll take this in two directions in the future.
1. There is always a tension between fulfilling a role (boss, leader, father, etc) for others and being totally yourself.
2. Role models, hero worship. celebrity- and sports-crazy culture. Can we deal with the reality of people without becoming too cynical to still find inspiration in watching others?

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