16. Jul, 2019

When role models go bad ...

Thanks again to Tanmay Vora, his IdeasDrawn are an inspiration and treasure trove for great material, see  http://qaspire.com/2016/08/22/leading-and-learning-how-to-feed-a-community/ 

"It's good to learn from your mistakes. It's better to learn from other people's mistakes." -- Warren Buffett, American - Businessman Born: August 30, 1930,  https://www.forbes.com/profile/warren-buffett/#1c6ff0a14639 

When kids are young, they are mostly learning by copying the behavior of others, most of the time their parents and siblings. During their education time (kindergarten and school) teachers and classmates are coming into the equation. Then there are idols, role models, influencer and Youtuber more often. Learning by hopefully good examples and being creative to explore areas that are new or not well covered by somebody else so far.

This was my personal approach as well, when I started my management career some years back 😎. In the mindset of "Stealing with Pride" respectively "Copy and transfer", I took the good stuff from people I have experienced and was creative in new areas that nobody could cover with a good enough example for my ambitions back then.

In the meantime as best ager with 56+ years I see this much more relaxed and basically feed the community around me, like you can see it on the picture and in my BLOG. As good listener and observer I am seeing good and bad role model examples. When role models go bad or fall in not so positive paradigms, it becomes really difficult for the people around them. Believe it or not, bad examples have impact as well and pull people down. So stay away from role models gone bad ...

I have to tell you, I'm proudest of my life off the court. There will always be great basketball players who bounce that little round ball, but my proudest moments are affecting people's lives, effecting change, being a role model in the community. Magic Johnson, American - Athlete Born: August 14, 1959,  https://www.basketball-reference.com/players/j/johnsma02.html 

P.S.: Paid to learn  https://seths.blog/2019/07/paid-to-learn/