Who are our idols?

Today I read this post from Stylist magazine, and it made me think about how our choices are informed over time.

Many years ago, I watched a cartoon where a character had teeth that were yellow on the inside of the mouth and white on the outside, and instantly it struck a chord with me. I always made sure that my teeth were properly cleaned.

There were many female characters who empowered girls. However, some of my favourites were Pepper Ann. She was weird, wonderful and an individual. Spinelli from Recess was feisty and loyal. Sandy from Spongebob was strong and ambitious.

We have to be aware of which shows and characters we allow to influence our choices. I wonder if we spend so long watching a series, whether our choices can be manipulated both positively and negatively. I suspect that they absolutely can. How many people can recall lines from their favourite TV shows?

I’d love to know which shows you feel influenced you in some way!

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