Primer

In this article, I talked about how choosing the right models and “heroes” can have a big impact on your life.

Today, I will talk about how to choose the right models that we should consider emulating.

The Best Models

As Charles Munger have said, some of the best models around are the eminent dead and those who have been dead for a long time.

This is true for myself. Most of the models and exemplars that I admire have been dead for a long time.

There is something about them that makes them as better models than the living ones. Maybe it’s because of the fact that their deeds have been sealed forever, it cannot be changed. They are set in stone so to speak.

Unlike the living ones, which can be unpredictable at times because the “story of their life” is not yet finished. Dead models can provide a good source of character study. Their stories are complete. You know how their stories will end.

From there stories, you can somehow infer what is the best course of action to take in your day to day decision making process.

But whatever it is, there is no denying that a good role model is a good role model. Period. It doesn’t matter whether they are dead or not.

On A Side Note

Did you noticed that I italicized the word somehow when I talked about inferring the best course of action action to take in your day to day decision making based on their stories? (2 paragraphs above this paragraph)

I say somehow because, though you know the consequences of their decisions, no two situations are ever alike. There will always be minor or major variations.

Their situation are not the same as yours. So take their story as a guide in your decision making process and not as an infallible truth. Just be wary of that fact and you’ll do just fine.

Tailored Fit For Your Personality Type

Your models should be tailored fit for your personality type.

Though we will present to you models and exemplars (in our future articles) we think you should consider emulating, it is up to you to take them as your models or not. Why? Because what might be appealing to others might not be appealing to you.

Your models should have a connection with you in some way or another. The two of you should have something in common. That way, you identify with them better.

Maybe you have the same personality type, the same interests or maybe you believe in the same cause.

Take Note

Though you have the freedom to choose your own models and heroes in life, don’t forget to choose wisely. Not all models are worth emulating. I believe that you can use your common sense on this one.

You should choose wisely because your models and heroes can have a big impact on your life. They can either make you or break you.

Choose the models that can make you better and help you grow as a person. Models and heroes who (have had) set a high standard when it comes to how they conduct themselves day in and day out.

Thank You!

Okay that’s it for now, thank you for reading this entry! I hope you got something of out of it. Something valuable. Something that you can apply in your own life. If you would like to add something that you feel would be of great help to the other readers. Feel free to do so by dropping a comment down below. I and (I presume) the other readers would love to hear from you. Again, thank you for reading this entry. Cheers! Till next time!😊👋

P.S.

This article is part of a series of articles about instilling good citizenship, cultivating good character and fostering leadership qualities among everyone but particulary among the Millenials and the younger generations. That is because I believe that they should be groomed for these qualites early on. Because they are the future of a nation.

If you haven’t check the previous installments of this series. Just click this link for the first part, this link for the second part, and this link for the third part

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