8/20/2007

Mom, Dad, you're my heros !

When asked to name their heros, young Americans (ages 13 to 24) make their parents the collective top pick, and said family time is what makes them most happy.
20% of youths chose their mothers as heros;
21% picked their dads,
16% picked both parents,
10% chose God,
5% chose a teacher,
4% chose Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
1% chose Al Gore, Oprah Winfrey, President Bush, Tiger Woods, Hillary Clinton, and the late crocodile hunter Steve Irwin.
Good to know ... looks like kids finally appreciate our wisdom.

2 comments:

John said...

It's good to know that our kids are much wiser than the media gives them credit for. There are so many celebrities/sports figures that are portrayed as heroes and idols, it's good to hear that they are more influenced by our love than the bling bling of the spotlight!

Bilbo said...

The great American humorist Mark Twain once said "When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished by how much he'd learned in seven years." Too bad it takes us all that long to learn it.