5th. Article in our series Bringing Spirituality back to Hollywood
“Who do you want to be like when you grow up?” is a question that adults often ask children. Hopefully, the answer is “Mom” or “Dad.” Nowadays, children may give the name of their favorite celebrity. It may be Miley Cyrus, Kristen Stewart or any other person that comes to the child’s mind.
Why is that children find it acceptable to replicate the behaviors of celebrites? Is it because they see their parents trying to imitate the celebrity as well? Have the parents not set any type of behavorial code for the child? Why is it that there does not seem to be any morals/ethics instilled into our children?
Kristen Stewart, for example, is seen by some fans to be a good role model for their children. Why is that? Can these people not see that she obviously has some underlying issues that are driving her to behave the way she does? She is rude to her costar Robert Pattinson (watch any interview with them) for reference. In a recent visit to Paris, she flipped off paparazzi, tells them to freeze to death and she is hygenically challenged. She doesn’t seem to care about her life and it shows in how she carries herself.
In my opinion, parents need to ask themselves “what type of life do I want to help my child create?”
Dr. Drew Pinsky has written a book The Mirror Effect: How Celebrity Narcissism is Seducing America. The book highlights celebrity-narcissim and it’s very educational. I took the Narcissim test and scored a 16 (see link below and take the test). What did you score?
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