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Kris October 15th, 2013 4:23pm

Do we idolize celebrities and sports stars, and give hero status to those who do great things because it is human nature to want to look up to something, it because they are worthy of idolizing?

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roundsquare round square
10/16/13 9:04 pm

We want what they're getting. At least I do!

Emily33 North Carolina
10/16/13 4:00 am

Some over come a lot of obstacles, particularly athletes, so I could see idolizing that, but most did not. More of a want

LilL44 Stuck In Suburbia
10/15/13 8:23 pm

A mix of both depending on the person, sometimes they don't deserve sometimes they do and sometimes people look up to people too much or too little.

spring27 California
10/15/13 7:14 pm

Too often we make the mistake of equating great performance and great people. These two thing have nothing to do with each other.

comppete Las Vegas
10/15/13 2:45 pm

I don't idolize any man or woman. No one, in my opinion, deserves to be idolized. Respected and appreciated, but not idolized.

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Scrazzle Winter is Coming
10/15/13 10:51 am

Military too. Servicemen are no different than the rest of us. Most choose it as a high risk job to pay for college. Nothing bad about that, but nothing noble either.

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FemmeAdamWest in the Tardis library
10/15/13 9:54 am

They certainly don't deserve it. Or at least in my opinion but I'm sure part of that is I don't like sports and celebrities are mostly iffy people. I look up to people in general who are working hard in real professions. I don't find entertainment

bethanyq Ess Eff
10/15/13 9:31 am

If anything, valorizing people like that kind of denies them their humanity. That's more pressure than one person should have to handle, frankly. It's definitely something we do to fill a need in ourselves, not an objective manifestation of "desert."

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cowboy Dawns Highway
10/15/13 9:26 am

I don't idolize celebrities, or sports stars.

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MJSeals Esq.
10/15/13 9:33 am

Reagan?

cowboy Dawns Highway
10/15/13 9:37 am

There's no doubt Reagan was a great American.