Celebrities Should Be Role Models

September 29th, 2013

Dylan Sprouse
The other day I read an article about how Disney Star, Dylan Sprouse, has been seen working in a restaurant. My first thought? Good for him! Too often we see in the news of child stars falling into rehab with numerous psychological problems. Although Britney Spears has managed to stay out of the bad press, Amanda Bynes seems to be in a really sad place lately. Not all child stars follow this path of self-destruction though, and Dylan and Cole Sprouse are two shining examples. Celebrities are people too.

It is not unusual for a teenager to get a college degree or to go on to higher education. Why should these “famous” people be any different? The expectation for people to fail often is a way to set them up to fail. We should do better not only in supporting ourselves, but everyone around us.

New Experiences

I really like what Sprouse said in an interview, when asked about working as a host in a restaurant:

I also took this as a way to try a new experience, working somewhat below the means I’m used to, as well as a way to socialize and get out of the house. I feel most comfortable when I’m working and doing something, to criticize someone of that is pretty odd […] but in no way do I think any experience is a step down for me, but rather a new step in another direction.

Look at every new experience with what it may bring to you and how you may benefit from what you learn. As Sprouse says, no experience is a step down, but rather a new step in another direction. Having a strong attitude and a positive mentality will help you in any position of your life.

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Dr.Mooney is a life coach, published author, co-director and owner of Karner Psychological Associates (KPA), which was established in 1987, with offices in Guilderland, East Greenbush, and Clifton Park. He has worked with numerous well-known companies, including General Electric, Freihofer's, Key Bank, St.Peters Hospital, and more.

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