Since the ancient years, people have admired professional athletes and their hard work towards achieving their victories and fitness goals. Nowadays, people still idolize sportsmen and want to be one of them, but it’s necessary to understand that they are also human beings who may get too selfish and greedy in the end. Many professional athletes serve as model citizens and many people want to look like them, but they should realize that there are some bad examples among them.
It’s true that sportsmen can inspire youngsters to work harder and put the necessary efforts to achieve their goals, but there are no flawless and pure people in this world. Unfortunately, greed may take a hold of some athletes, but they shouldn’t be those examples that people devote all of their time and attention. It’s always better to focus on positive things that athletes do, but the media doesn’t seem to report all of them because the news and other sources are more interested in bad things and errors.
Basically, all professional athletes are humans, just like other people. Is it safe for kids and teens to idolize them? To answer this question, adults need to consider the facts that surround a particular sportsman. If they were watching the latest news, it would be quite hard to hear anything about the charities that sportsmen donated their money to or other good things that they did. At first, many people might find it interesting, but they would get tired of such news very fast. That’s why the modern media chose not to cover positive things, so all media sources are more concentrated on negatives. The general public doesn’t seem to care about anything else except for hot topics and trends, so they are not interested in the truth.
There are different examples that prove this statement. For instance, if to remember the Richard Jewel case when the media jumped to make wrongful conclusions at once, you’ll understand its meaning. Many journalists don’t seem to care about the fundraisers of Michael Jordan and good deeds of Shaquille O’Neal. They are more focused on telling the audience more about the new hair color of Dennis Rodman and his outfits. In conclusion, professional athletes should be idolized by the general public not only because of their sports achievements or great looks, but also for their personalities and good deeds for the society to serve as an example for youngsters.
Since the ancient years, people have admired professional athletes and their hard work towards achieving their victories and fitness goals. Nowadays, people still idolize sportsmen and want to be one of them, but it’s necessary to understand that they are also human beings who may get too selfish and greedy in the end.