Have you ever had a mood swing that led to the thought of giving up, yet when a problem emerges with no option to escape, the one thing you hold on to is your role model. Whoever they may be, they fill others with motivation, pushing individuals beyond the limits to find the solution. This is shown when people influence one another with self motivation when a situation goes wrong, allowing them to defend their self-worth for the long-term. In addition, role models give a path where people can imitate and become an exceptional example of the model. When a person reflects to their future, a harmful decision could surface in retrospect that would bring a person’s life tumbling down. When people are at their weakest, role models are the most important factor needed to provide an inspirational uplift because role models are always there when you may need them, tell encouraging words that change one’s future to the better, and guide people through life as they develop through difficult situations.
Generally, people choose those who look out for them as their role models. These role models typically involve members of family or friends. Daoud Hari, author of the book The Translator, entered a city as a foreigner and became poor and hungry, but was supported by his cousins soon after. “Here I had friends and cousins who would give me a place to sleep” said Daoud (Hari 31). As time passed, his relationship with his cousin grew until his cousin became his idol figure.
Then again, another unique role model that the public loves to worship is God. Pointed out by Daoud’s Father, he spoke “May God keep you Safe,” (Hari 51). It is evident that God was not referred as a human being by Daoud’s father, but more like a superhuman or spirit that supposedly believed to look out for society. As a dramatic event is about to occur, one may follow up with a prayer to God. They beg to God for luck and success for one’s opinion on a situation to come true. Hence this gives the impression that god is a remarkable role model.
Nevertheless, not only do people idolize family and beliefs, but complete strangers too. This is shown through The Translator when Daoud’s village is attacked and outsiders arrive to lend a hand. “Defenders from other villages nearby had heard the helicopters and were coming over the hills to help,” said Daoud (Hari 57). Just because one may not know the other, it does not mean they can not help out. This resulted into hope for Daoud’s village’s defenders, since they began to feel they had the advantage over the attackers. Once the incident ended, villagers praised and honoured the men who had come to save them from onslaught. Some may even decide that the saviours will be their role models. This demonstrates that anybody can be a role model, as long as they make a positive outcome for another being.
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