|December 1, 2003|
How often is your behavior modified by the knowledge that you are an example
Not very often at all. I try to act respectfully to all people in all situations. Unless I'm arguing with my husband. Then all bets are off.
At the moment, I don't think anyone considers me a role model. I modify my behavior because I have to live with myself and my conscience is most observant of my behavior.
Quite often. I am, for example, conscious of the way in which I speak when I am around my grandchildren.
Oh, not all that often. There aren't that many people who look up to me, and I'm not all that bad to look up to anyway. I'm sarcastic and selfish and a picky eater, but I'm a pretty good person.
As I work with youth on a daily basis, I would say quite often.
I find that I sometimes need to temper my more radical ideas when working in a very public environment. I am conscious of presenting a professional persona at work that is always at odds with my desire to be just me and I try to put forth a good example to my young "nieces".
Unlike my younger years, I keep myself in check much of the time now. Being a parent probably had a lot to do with that. The toughest thing for me was curbing my tongue when I'm totally upset or angry with something or someone ~ all in all, I do an okay job of it.
Before I was married with step-children, my behavior was very rarely modified because I was worried about how others saw me or viewed my actions. Now, however, my kids are a huge influence in how I act and react. I would say my behavior is at least affected almost every day... not to a very large degree, but enough for me to be aware of it.
is constantly modified because i want to set an example. but not one about
being all goody and stuff. just a simple common sensed example. if people
used their common sense they wouldnt be in most of the situations they
are in. i am here to show people that they can restrain themselves from
stupidity. but i guess i am not really setting that example really