Role models for reading

Concept and meaning of role models

Models play an important role in the life of every human being. In my opinion, role models are people who have already achieved what I want to achieve or who live the attitudes and behaviors that I feel to be valuable and imitative. In short, I want to learn from my role models and develop the identity that I want to have, or become the person I want to be, by following their behavior.

First, there are parents, grandparents and other close caregivers, which serve as a role model and thus as a role model. Children often internalize and adopt attitudes and beliefs that their parents demonstrate or propose to them. In adolescence and adulthood, peers and people often appear to the public as role models for parents, such as athletes, actors or pop stars. But also fictional literary characters from novels can become role models and leading figures of adolescents and adults. It is important to have role models, because they can also give stability and orientation or a perspective in life.

The influence of the role models can be very far-reaching and lead, for example, to the fact that someone learns particularly intensively or is interested in a particular topic. A role model can suggest ambition, fairness, sportiness, ingenuity, etc., and motivate them to perform at their best.

Role models for reading

Me too, at the end of my fourth decade, still likes to be inspired by successful people. Regarding the article Proper Preparation for the Bachelor’s Thesis, in which reading is presented as one of three important measures that students can use to prepare for the Bachelor Thesis early, I revisit reading. Reading and writing are inseparable. If you are good and read a lot, you usually write better too. For inexperienced readers or inexperienced readers, who have not yet developed any pronounced reading interests, or for readers who like to be inspired by successful people, I present three recent autobiographies of very different people who have a lot in common, such as the continuous , also hard, work on yourself, goal orientation and stamina. These are the autobiographies of Bruce Dickinson, singer of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden, Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group and Arnold Schwarzenegger, who brought it from bodybuilder to actor and governor of California.