I read an article recently encouraging people to be true to who they are. This touched me because I believe in this idea 110%. It seems like our society encourages us to be like everyone else, do what they do, think alike. On the other hand, I'm always telling my kids to be unique, stand up for what you believe in... BE YOURSELF! Doesn't it make more sense to let go of those silly expectations and break out so you can be genuine and authentic to who you really are from the inside out? Of course it's great to have role models, and I believe we all should because this can make us a better person. So when my son says to me "I don't want to be like so and so, I want to be better than he is!" Well, I understand where he is coming from. We can look up to people and learn from them but we can still be true to who we are.