10 Secrets to Being a Great Male Role Model

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Being a role model is great, but it could be spectacular in the eyes of a kid if you know the secrets to success.

“Have we become obsessed with skeleton’s in everyone’s closets?”

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This comment by SpyralBound on the post Cheering on the Bully and the Killer: Is That Entertainment?

“I can’t fathom what it’s like not to have a dad.”

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This comment by Dr. Richard Norris on the post Where Men are Needed and Fathers are Few

Why are We Still Surprised There are Jerks in the NFL?

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One second, Richard Sherman is the hero for the newly crowned NFC champions, the next he’s the most reviled man in the NFL.

A Father Leaves, and a Dad Steps In

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Josh Magill and his brother don’t share the same biological father. But they share the perfect role model—the guy they both call “dad”.

You Are a Role Model. Reluctancy Doesn’t Change That.

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We are examples for others, whether we want to be or not. We influence the development of those around us. Let’s embrace this rather than live in the fantasy that it doesn’t exist.

The Spirit of Crazy Horse Lives On In Me

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Is Leonard Peltier America’s Nelson Mandela?

Cage of Mirrors: The Violent Solitude of Life in Solitary Confinement

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Dant’e Cottingham, Inmate #259241, about his struggles and triumphs while being incarcerated.

The Drill Instructor and the Lonely Boy: A Powerful Video

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There is a lot to be said for discipline, and even more for positive male role models. This video has both.

The Impossible Standard: How Do You Stack Up to a Perfect Father?

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Mike Crider’s dad worked hard and still found time to raise his two sons. He was such a good role model, Mike was afraid he couldn’t fill his dad’s shoes when he had kids of his own.

A Son’s Pioneering Role Model Mom

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Bruce Tretter remembers his mother on her 91st birthday and the example she is in his life.

Indian Chef, Narayanan Krishnan, Blends his Love For Food with His Love For People (Video)

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Narayanan Krishnan, called a companion to the forgotten, shows the world what it means to love people.

To My Uncle Dickie

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CJ Kaplan remembers the man who taught him to love The Three Stooges, Mad Magazine, “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” and other great works of art.

Alex P. Keaton is Still My Hero

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Thirty years after being inspired by a TV character J.R. Reed is inspired by the real life of Michael J. Fox.

[Successful Athlete] Is Not Your Role Model

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When it comes to athletes, Aaron Gordon writes, “great” rarely means “good.”

Miranda Lambert: Role Model?

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She drinks, she smokes, she talks shit, and she’s setting a great example for our daughters.