Professional sports stars are some of the richest and most famous people in the world. They are often in the news because they have behaved badly in their private lives. Do you think that sports stars have a duty to set an example to young people both on and off the field? Write s a letter to the Hong Kong Post giving your views on this topic. Sign your letter' Chris Wong'.
6th April, 2014
May I make use of your column to express my view on whether sports stars have a duty to set an example to young people both on and off the field? Nowadays, many young people worship sports stars. Some of these are imitate sports stars’ behavior to gain satisfaction. However, they are still young and lack of social experience, they are still unable to distinguish right from wrong. Therefore, I think sports stars should have a duty to set an example to young people both on and off the field.
Friends are very important to young people. Make friends can enhance their interaction relationship to prepare adult life. Under peer pressure, young people follow their friends worship sports stars. If not, they will lose friends. Some young people imitate sports stars’ behavior to attract others, gain confidence and satisfaction.
However, young people are still young. They are still unable to distinguish right from wrong. They think the behavior is right because the sports stars do it. For example, if the sports star drug abuse, young people follow. But drug abuse is a bad habit. It goes against Hong Kong law. If exploded by police, the young people will have a criminal record, which affects their future. Furthermore, they are hard to quit drugs. In the long term, it destroys our health and concentration.
If sports stars behave well, young people follow the sports stars behavior which can benefit to their work and future. For example, if the sports stars donate money to help poor people. It promotes young people to donate money too.
Donate money is a caring behavior. It can let poor people have ability to study and buy food, etc. So, you can see sports stars behave well which can benefit to young people.
Nowadays, some sports stars believe behaved badly when they off the field are nobody knows.
However, I have to say some reporters report stars private lives for hoping selling well. For example, they hide at sport stars’ home neighborhood and film them.
Under the technological advancement, Hong Kong young people can easily get hold of news about sports stars through smartphones or computers.
So, sports stars behave badly off the field are as same as on the field which are affected young people.
Young people lack of social experience. They are still unable to distinguish right from wrong. Therefore, sports stars should have a duty to set an example to young people both on and off the field. In this way, young people behave well, which is benefit to them.
- TOMING88Lv 77 years agoFavorite Answer
I think the sportstars should behave in a fair,generous donation, and avoid taking drugs way,especially when youngsters can learn their bad social-home news through the smartphone or computers.