Who did you idolize as a teenager? Did you go crazy for the Beatles? Ga-ga over Duran Duran? In love with Justin Bieber? Did you think Elvis was the livin’ end?
A teenager, or teen, is a young person whose age falls within the range from 13–19. They are called teenagers because their age number ends with “teen”. this is the time period in which we have many changes in our body structure, mental ability and understanding of things around us. at this time, we start observing things around ourselves in a more aware state of mind. we start reacting to the happenings. our Ego starts developing. some things become favourite to us and other become unfavourable. we start making an image of ourselves in the society. we want to be known in a particular way.
in this making of our self-image, two factors play very important role, our environment and our sources of entertainment, especially tv. here we develop a certain liking and disliking for every tv actors. some actors become our favourite and others we do not like so much. after a long time of watching a certain hero/heroine or any other artist maybe it’s a dancer or singer. we start treating him as our idol. and it happens with most of the people because almost everyone do this around us so that becomes an idea in our subconsciousness that that a certain artist becomes our hero and our Ego gets attached to her.
I have observed it from very close that every time whenever we are in a discussion with our friends or with any other group, we always want to prove that our hero is the best even if he is an average actor. here our ego works in the background. I think it’s very unfortunate when we need to prove or argue with others to prove the calibre of our hero. if he is the best then his work or performance should be enough proof for his calibre and if he is not then there is no point in proving.
I do not like the idea of making someone our idol because in that case we start forgetting ourselves and blindly follow the person. here every person is unique and things act in a different way for every person. maybe sth is favourable to our hero but it’s not necessary to be favourable to us too. every person needs to make his own path rather than projecting someone on our identity. and the most foolish thing which I feel is when we start looking and dressing like our hero. then there comes a time when our hero do sth wrong but we do not find any fault in them and an idea comes to our mind that how can she do sth wrong? there must be sth wrong with her.
I think talent should be appreciated but there is not point in making someone our idol.
there can be our favourite stars whose movies or shows we like very much but they should not be given the place of an idol and it is applicable in every other field of life also.