Amen to that.
Andrea gives half an amen: The undue attention we heap on sports figures AND entertainers is part of the problem. In point of fact, making a hero of someone because they worked very hard to become good at a sport (that’s the discipline she speaks of) is appropriate. We all need heroes and people to look up to. Where I agree is that none of these people should become demi-gods: actors or sports figures alike. And those actors and sports figures forget to wield their immense power appropriately by conducting themselves as role models should. We have forgotten as a culture that what we own is not ours. We have forgotten where our talents, abilities and strengths come from. (I’ll leave each person to guess at the answer for themselves.)by