Who Influences Our Youth?

ImageMany people, whether they’re a child, teenager or even an adult are influenced by what they see in the media. Often times there is more negative than positive influencers revealed to the public. Individuals in the public take what they see and run with it, trying to incorporate it in their own lives, which is usually never a good idea.

A big issue within our world is that celebrities are held to a higher standard than the rest of us. People who don’t know any better will look up to these celebrities because that is all they know and see. I personally blame  celebrities for a lot of the drama seen within our world today. These men and women know that they have millions of people of various ages  looking up to them, but  that never stops them from acting ignorant and constantly causing scenes.

A prime example would be the hundreds of celebrities who’ve had verbal and physical attacks in the public eye. Everyone from Biggie and Tupac, Drake and Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj and Lil’ Kim, Mel Gibson and Joe Eszterhas, Madonna and Lady Gaga, this list can go on for pages. These people have the biggest impact on the public, but they use their fame in a very disturbing manner.

So my question is why do people hold these stars up to a higher standard then they do any other person? These are the same people who fill the youth heads up with nonsense involving sex, drugs, etc., and yet so many people idolize them.

Sometimes people are simple minded and don’t what’s considered good for the public verses what isn’t. On the  outside looking in, it seem like there are more negative influences, than positive ones, but that is everything but true. There are so many people who do good and positive things in our world, but they don’t get as much attention as those people who sale sex, drugs and maybe even their souls.

Chances are that positive things will never be as popular as the negativity things. Another question I’d like to know the answer to is: How can WE teach youth right from wrong or good from bad when all they see is bad?

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