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Jan 24 2014

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Choose Your Heroes Wisely

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Thank you, Justin Bieber, for reminding my kids that just because you sing a catchy song, doesn’t mean you have what it takes to be a hero.  Even little kids are watching.   My kids, at least, are watching not only what you say, but also what you do and how you carry yourself; how you treat others.

My kids have been fascinated with the news coverage of your epic “rich kid who thinks he’s above the law” screw up, and have judged you accordingly.

I’ve rarely been prouder than I was this morning, when over toast, Olivia asked, “Why would he do that?  Doesn’t he realize that some kids think he’s a hero?”

Being a hero is more than singing a catchy tune.  It’s a 24/7 responsibility to your young fans.

The following was grabbed directly from google.com:

he·ro
ˈhi(ə)rō/
noun
noun: hero; plural noun: heroes; noun: hero sandwich; plural noun: hero sandwiches
  1. 1.
    a person, typically a man, who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.
    a war hero
    synonyms: brave person, brave man/woman, man/woman of courage, man/woman of the hour, lionheart, warrior, knight;More

    the heroes of the American Civl War
    ideal, paragon, shining example, demigod;
    informalceleb
    a football hero
    antonyms: coward, loser, unknown, nobody
    • the chief male character in a book, play, or movie, who is typically identified with good qualities, and with whom the reader is expected to sympathize.
      synonyms: (male) protagonist, principal (male) character, principal (male) role, main character, title character, starring role, star part;More

      (male) lead, lead actor, leading man
      the hero of the film
      antonyms: villain, supporting character, supporting role
    • (in mythology and folklore) a person of superhuman qualities and often semidivine origin, in particular one of those whose exploits and dealings with the gods were the subject of ancient Greek myths and legen
      ds.

      Courage?  Outstanding achievements?  Noble qualities?

      I don’t think so.  Neither do two former fans.

  2. beiber mug shot

    At least have the sense to act repentant during your mugshot.

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BigCalfGuy

BigCalfGuy

I am a 38 year old, married, father of three amazing children; one of whom has autism. I fancy myself as more Atticus Finch than Holden Caulfield. Dynamite with a laser beam.

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