Developing Subordinate Leaders

There are many great leaders who lead things from small businesses to large countries. Each of those leaders had to start somewhere. Leadership starts at different stages for different people; some start learning as a small child while others may not start until adulthood. But regardless of when they start, its how they get there and where they finish that matters.

Leaders are ultimately responsible for developing the leaders of tomorrow. Leaders cannot be too consumed with themselves; they should be consumed with the organization and the subordinates. The leaders will guide their organization through today, but the subordinates will guide them though tomorrow, and if leaders don’t properly train their subordinates, it will ultimately lead to demise.

Just because people are in leadership positions doesn’t make them leaders. People are often placed into leadership positions well before they are ready to lead. But regardless, people will still look to them as their leader and expect them to lead them in the right direction. Take Eli Manning of the New York Giants for instance, who entered the NFL in 2004, but didn’t become a leader until 2007. He was placed in the key leadership position for the football team well before he was ready. The problem in his situation is that he didn’t have a chance to develop before he started to lead. His development started with “on the job training.” He spent the first 3 years of his career learning, fighting adversity, and trying to find himself, all while he was being further developed as a leader and learning how to lead. Furthermore, he lost some of his supporting cast around him to help guide him in the right direction. Instead of supporting him, they grew impatient and ridiculed him. With all the stress placed on him, he never quit; he kept learning. Finally in mid season of 2007, everything that he learned came together. He stood up and took his place as the leader of the New York Giants

There are many ways leaders can develop subordinates’ leadership and show them how to lead. First and foremost, leaders must lead by their own example and give subordinates something to follow, because subordinates often times become a reflection of their leaders. They try and emulate and follow in their leaders’ footsteps. If leaders fail to properly set a good example for their subordinates, one of two things can happen. Their subordinates will become just like them and set a bad example. Or, their subordinates will not want to be like them. They just learned what not to do as a leader, which could result in them losing respect for their leaders.

To further develop subordinates, leaders must be approachable. Subordinates should be comfortable enough to be able to communicate with their leaders about anything. This is a major key to their success. This will help build trust and confidence on both sides. Once established, your relationship will continue to grow professionally, which will make them more receptive to their development and eager to learn.

Leaders have to teach them what they need to do without showing them how all the time. By just teaching them, you are allowing them to think and come up with their own ideas by exercising their mind, which will result in them utilizing initiative and judgment. Keep in mind, everyone doesn’t process things the same, so some subordinates will need more guidance, and require more attention and patience.

Leaders must be able to provide constructive criticism and twist it up and end on a positive note. When there are initiative and judgment errors, it is still the leaders’ job and responsibility to correct those errors and guide them in the right direction. However, leaders must not cause discouragement, because subordinates may develop confidence issues and no longer want to excel. Help them understand that all leaders make mistakes, but it’s what they learn and how they recover from them that matters.

Subordinates must be held accountable for their actions. Subordinates must also understand that it goes far beyond that. They are not just responsible for their actions but the actions of those they lead. Take Brett Favre for instance, the former quarterback for the Green Bay Packers. When his team would lose, it was him, the quarterback, who took the responsibility because he was the leader of the team. It was ultimately his responsibility to teach, guide, mentor, and motivate while leading the team to success. After a loss, he would watch and analyze the entire game, the players, and the plays to come up with a solution to help prevent it from happening again. He would always try and find ethical ways to reach success. And after 17 years in the NFL, he only got better. That is passion. That is dedication. That is the job of a leader!

These are just a few things leaders can do to develop subordinate leaders. Leaders shouldn’t be afraid to do further research to educate themselves as well as their subordinates. No matter how good of a leader someone maybe, they should train their subordinates to be better. If they developed them properly, their legacy will live through them. And regardless if they chose to develop them or not, were they stand today is where their subordinates will stand tomorrow.

Tips for Writing Great Coaching E-Books

Never understimate the power of a well-written word. Tens of thousands of readers of coaching ebooks have had their lives changed for the better by a well written ebook.

It’s a remarkable medium that you can tap into to coach others day or night, in the city or country, all across the planet. 

Is writing an ebook for you? 

Do you have the answers to a specific problem? Can you research the answers?  Do you have a personal story to tell about overcoming the problem in your own life?

Is there a group of people for whom this problem is universal?  A group of people who wake up in the night in a sweat, wishing, praying and wracking their brains for an answer?

The more they are in need of help, the more likely your ebook can change their lives.

If you think writing an ebook is for you, this is what you need to know:

1. A great ebook is not long.

In fact, the very best ebooks are 10-35 pages long, and no longer.

Why is this? 

The ebook that is short and sweet answers in a laser-like fashion the problem that the reader wants to solve.

It’s the most valuable ebook a client can buy because you have filtered the exact information they most need, and cut out the rest.

Don’t make the mistake of thinking you need 100 pages to call yourself an ebook publisher.  Cut to the chase. 

2. A marketable ebook is very specific.

This goes hand in hand with #1. 

Don’t write ebooks that are general.  They just aren’t marketable and you’ll be in for a heartache.  

The key to marketability is communicating to specific people that your answer is the precise one they need.

3. A great coaching ebook uses a coaching approach.

Take some time as you prepare to write your ebook, and do two things:

Read great ebooks AND transfer what you know works as a coach, and transfer that to your ebook.

As a coach, do you harness the power of the provocative question in your one on one coaching calls? 

Perhaps you have a special ability to see the greater truth in a client’s life? 

Take special note of what makes your coaching exceptional in one mode of delivery and deliberately set out to translate that to the writing you do for your ebook.

5 Reasons Why Cruising is a Great Value

For many years, taking a cruise for a family vacation was considered an expensive luxury that few people could afford. Most people hardly ever considered a vacation cruise as an option for themselves. Times have changed, though, as more and more people are discovering that cruising is a great value for a family vacation.

1. What you get

The price you pay for your cruise includes a huge number of things. It covers your accommodations (cabin) for the duration of the cruise, all of the food you can eat, and a huge variety of shipboard amenities and activities. A good way to see the value of what you get for yourself is to compare the direct costs of a cruise with the direct costs of a typical vacation. Add up the cost of comparable travel, hotel, food, and activities, you will quickly see that the price of a cruise is indeed a bargain when you take into consideration everything that you get.

2. Shipboard amenities

Modern cruise ships have an amazing array of amenities. Nearly all ships have the expected   swimming  pools, restaurants, bars, and other common attractions. More and more, though, cruise ships offer other amenities that may surprise you. These may include:

o Wine, cigar and specialty bars

o Ice skating rink

o Rock climbing wall

o Luxury spa

o Modern fitness facility

o Jogging track

o Game room

o Broadway entertainment

o Multi-room staterooms

o Specialty facilities for special needs

o Miniature golf

Each ship is different, so find out the amenities on whatever ship you are considering and select the one that best matches your wants and needs.

3. Shipboard activities

Activities abound on a cruise ship, and it is the rare person indeed who can manage to take part in all of them. There is literally something for everyone to do on a cruise ship, so you can be assured you will always be occupied and entertained.

The list of shipboard activities will vary, but these items are some typical examples:

o Dance lessons

o  Swimming  pool  games 

o Shuffleboard

o Ping pong

o Skeet shooting

o Lectures and workshops

o History and culture of ports of call

o Arts and crafts

o Photography classes

o Sports and game competitions

o Scavenger hunts

o Discussion groups

o Mix and mingle hour

o Wine tasting

o Painting lessons

o Clay and pottery lessons

The list goes on and on, and changes regularly. Some cruises are even considered “theme” cruises, where activities are designed around a particular topic or special interest.

4. Ports of call

Being on a cruise ship is like being at a fine resort with great food, lots of fun, and exceptional facilities. In addition to all of this, though, a cruise also takes you to one or more ports of call. At each stop, you can experience the culture of a location, explore the area, go on a special excursion, and then return to the comfort of your floating hotel.

Some cruises visit only a handful of locations, while others stop at four, five, or even more places. You can choose a cruise that goes to as many or as few ports of call as you like. Many cruise aficionados say that cruising is a great way to see a wide variety of places and determine which ones they would like to go back and visit for a more extended stay.

5. Choices

A cruise is a great value because it offers so many choices. You can do as much or as little as you like, and be very spontaneous about participating in activities. You have the freedom to relax and do nothing or spend your time being busy – it’s all up to you.

One thing is for certain – when you go on a cruise, you will seldom be bored. Some people return from their cruise saying they want to do it again because they didn’t have time to do all of the activities they wanted, while others return and want to do it again because they had a great time doing absolutely nothing. Cruising truly does offer something for everyone.

The Internet Connection

Sitting in the rain and waiting for connection. Connection for the internet of course. Well it is not just of course. I am placed down in Asia, Thailand and in the town of Huahin. Here I am with a friend of mine and in the house typing at my computer. Where else would I like to be for internet work? Nice thought. Sunny morning and a great lunch finished of with a heavy rain fall. I am on top of the restaurant at the veranda. I am over viewing the little village of Mango SPA. No worries with the internet it comes and goes due to the high mountains. We are just spoiled that everything works well back home in the western countries. We do tend to take those things for granted. It is an interesting observation when you leave your own country to explore something else or new.

It is easy done to dome it. At the moment the power left as well. My computer is backed up with a battery so I can still write. How come we so easily take things for granted? Are we so spoiled or is it in the nature? Maybe we just forget how lucky we are. And if so it is good to be reminded every now and then to be thankful to most of our daily lives materials works and when it does not we appreciate it very much. I like to watch people in stress. How do we function when things are out of our control? As we all know we have different kinds of people around us. Some is more reluctant to stress then others. It is funny to watch the airports. There are good indications on how we relate to stress. Flights are cancelled every now and then. What is the big problem with that? If we just book our flights with the delay factor included there would be less stress moments.

It is not how we have it is it is how we take it. I guess we have to practice our minds to the thoughts that work. Most of all we have to ask our selves how we want to have it. Some people do not care how they react and how they live their lives. So it is quiet simple. If you choose to live a good stress relieved life think about how you think.

You create your life with your thoughts. You are a product today of what you have thought yesterday and the days before. If you are not happy with how your life is then change your thoughts today. Life is too short to miserable about it. I believe life is made for pleasure and happiness. Lift every rock to find the happiness you search for. Sooner or later you will find it. The only thing that matters is the time. Trust the time will take you where your dreams are. We have our inner Aladdin with the lamp. So out wish is his command. Get out there and wish for big dreams. You never know when to get it. Like I said it is just a matter of time.

Men Need Loving

Men need love too. You all know you do. You crave to be the hero and get hugs and affection from the women and girls that are important to you. Every guy wants ways to feel loved and appreciated and get loved. What’s the holy grail? What’s the trick for a guy to get love?

I’m gonna give it to you – the ultimate holy grail guaranteed tip to get you the love you deserve. If you have the courage to actually do it – it’ll get you the love you’ve been craving. It’ll be tough but if you’re man enough to face your fears, you can use this tip to get you love anytime you need it for the rest of your life. Done properly, it works every time. Are you ready?

For every dad with a little girl, or brother with a sister, husband with a loving wife, boyfriend with a beautiful girl friend… to every man who has a female he loves in his life…

Buy her a rose – one or a hundred – your choice. Tell her to dress up because your taking her out to make her feel like a million bucks.

And tell her all the things you find hard to say:

Tell her you love her each and every day.

Tell her you think she’s beautiful, wonderful, and special in every way.

Tell her you are proud of her and that you think she’s capable and confident and successful to you in every way.

Tell her that you are now and always will be the man in her life. Tell her you’ll never leave her or let go of her.

Tell her if she ever needs anything you’ll always be there for her. And tell her that no matter what happens in life, you’ll never let go of her.

Tell her she’s safe with you and that she can trust you.

Tell her that you trust her and appreciate all the little things you know she does every day.

Tell her that she’s special to you and a blessing in your life.

Tell her you LOVE her now and for all of her life.

The roses just give you an opportunity to finally say all those things you often struggle to.

And when you’re done – let her HUG you and cry on you and say thank you and that she loves you for as long as she wants to.

The Pros and Cons of the GROW Coaching Model

It is uncertain who originally developed the GROW model but it is thought by some that it was developed by Graham Alexander but made popular by Sir John Whitmore.

For those new to coaching the GROW model does provide a very useful framework. By helping the coachee really identify what they want from the conversation it does help prevent it from becoming an aimless chat. If the goal is ‘SMARTend’ up you have a Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant goal with a Time Limit on it so both coach and coachee know exactly the direction the session should be going in.

This framework in also useful in a group coaching or even a business meeting context where the coach or facilitator at the outset can establish an overall common goal and for the session, then work through ‘where are now?’, options for the way forward and specific action.

But is this model always appropriate especially when working on a one to one basis helping your coachee make significant and sustainable change? Whilst of course it is good to have a sense of what the coachee wants from the conversation a good coach will often uncover other issues during the course of a coaching session and sticking rigidly to the initial goal may prevent the real issues to be tackled from surfacing.

Whilst the GROW model is intended to be flexible I have seen coaches focusing more on their ability to follow the model than just listen and follow the client. The Coactive coaching approach (see book Co-active Coaching by Laura Whitworth, Karen Kimsey-House, Henry Kimsey-House, Phillip Sandahl) is very different and it talks about ‘dancing in the moment’ with the client, listening carefully and using your intuition to just being with the client, following their energy and going where they want to go in the conversation.

The final stage of GROW is Way Forward in other words is the stage where the client identifies action to be taken. Whilst coaching is about taking a client forward not every session may result in specific action to be taken. If as coaches we are so intent on finding the action and focusing on the ‘doing’ we can overlook the importance of just raising a client’s awareness about who they are, what they are noticing, what they are feeling in other words ‘the being’.

I know of coaches who are so intent on getting their client to action that they fail to allow them to fully explore what is important to them and what their underlying issues are resulting in actions that their clients are not really committed to and rarely result in meaningful change. If the client spends sufficient time on ‘the being’ rather than ‘the doing’ then action will automatically fall out of the conversation and will be led by the client. And the way forward may simply be a commitment to go away and reflect further on some of the questions raised.

The advantage of the GROW coaching model in that it is a structure to guide the coach is also its downside…as long as a coach is using a structure to guide the conversation and keep on track they will be failing to allow the client to guide the conversation.

So if you are a coach ask yourself how are you using the GROW model? Does it guide you or constrain you? Do you spend more time thinking about where you are in the model or are you focused 100% on listening and following your client? And who has initiated the action… you or the client?

Bahamas Spring Break Cruises

One cruising adventure that young individuals will enjoy and reminisce forever is a Bahamas spring break cruise on board a celebrated cruise ship. A carefully laid out plan before the scheduled spring break cruise brings out the best of what the Bahamas can offer. Majority of the travelers are heading to the Bahamas when schools have their spring break, making it a cruise of a lifetime. Among the countless cruises, the Bahamas is a common preference since it is more reasonable and fairly accessible than any other spring break packages. This Bahamas spring break getaway is certainly a least pricey vacation packages and consist of lots of leisure, packages, and deals to choose from which make this itinerary an unforgettable and enjoyable escapade.

You can enjoy more your holiday cruise by taking prior and ample preparations for what lies ahead. Below are some useful tips to maximize your enjoyment in your Bahamas spring break cruises.

Select the Best Spring Break Vacation Cruise Package

Search for a cruise that presents all the party choices, amusement, and services you need. Most cruise lines highlight an array of bistros providing everything from bizarre cuisines to pizzas and burgers. Make certain there are lots of live entertainments, bars, dance studios, casino, games and sports and swimming pools for you to relax and unwind while onboard. Be sure that the inclusive shoe excursion packages are to your liking.

Choose the Spring Break Destinations to Your Liking

Top cruise liners like Carnival have various ships cruising to various ports of destinations in the Bahamas. Disney cruises trek to their private island Castaway Cay while Royal Caribbean will have a stopover on their island Coco Cay. Other cruise lines have their own set of packages and stopovers that you will equally enjoy. Most of them will pass by Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas. Choosing for a bring break getaway is quite an exciting adventure. There would be a great mass of college students who herd to this most famous spring break destinations.

Select the Best Cruise Ship

There are lots of cruise ships going to the Bahamas under Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Norwegian Cruises, Princess cruises or Costa Cruises. Get yourself acquainted with these cruising packages by surfing the internet before signing up for this cruise. Look for some excellent arrangements for that destination and exciting ventures that fascinate you. Search for features you need, and invite several friends to join you. You will likely get a price cut by acquiring numerous tickets. Assess travel spots, on the ship activities and entertainment, cuisine, and other aspects before getting a cruise package. Spending your vacation aboard a cruise liner is also an ideal way to have fun. This outstanding holiday experience will frequently rid congested beaches and risky adventures. On board a cruise ship you can carefully benefit from your travel, while enjoying it all at once.

Choose Wisely your Bahamas Shore Excursions Packages

Several spring break cruises are scheduled toward young individuals who are in search of an exciting venture. As well as presenting thrilling onboard activities, land exploration is just as electrifying. Numerous celebrated liners dock in recognized ports. These ports might have scheduled shore excursion activities that might interest you.These may include parachuting, scuba diving, wall climbing, mountaineering, or other tremendous sports. You can also select to sign up for an exploration cruise with several friends who love the same kind of sports. This might be a pleasurable, unforgettable moment with your friends. To look for the ideal transport for your summer retreat, you are persuaded to book a vessel that aims for those searching for adventures.

A Bahamas spring break cruise is jam-packed of activity from the time you boarded the ship. Parties, competitions, and free drinks are all incorporated as part of a journey. The majority of these liners will also sojourn in the Keys as they sail to permit passengers to walk around the sandy beaches. Cruise ships will consist of lodging by night while the ship is docked in the Bahamas. For an economical Bahamas holiday, find some specials that consist of accommodation, cuisine, and scheduled pursuits for the whole week. Countless spring break deals embrace an island day hopping, beach barbecues, and free beverages all throughout your visit in the Bahamas. A well prepared plan can bring you utmost joy and satisfaction with your family and friends aboard these magnificent cruise ships to the Bahamas.

Teen Driver Safety: 5 Tips That Could Save Lives

As a teenager’s 16th birthday draws close, parents must brace themselves to allow their teenager to drive a car. Driving gives teenagers immense independence. It also puts them at great risk – car crashes are a leading cause of teenage deaths in the United States. The CDC reports six teens between the ages of 16 and 19 die every day in fatal motor vehicle accidents. More than 200,000 are treated each year for injuries sustained during motor vehicle collisions. Teen driver safety is a very real concern.

Interestingly, male teenage drivers are two times more likely to die in a motor vehicle crash than females. Moreover, the crash risk increases when other teenagers are present in a car driven by an unsupervised teenager. The likelihood of risky driving behavior is highest when there are several male teen passengers in the car. Accidents are more likely on the weekends and in the early hours of the morning. Newly licensed teens are at highest crash risk due to lack of driving experience and risky driving behavior.

So, what can parents do to keep their new teen drivers safe? Here are 5 tips that could save your teenager’s life.

1. Alcohol

One in four fatal crashes involving male drivers under 20 years old involves a driver who was drinking. Talk to your teenager about the dangers of drinking and driving. You cannot stress this enough. Enforce a zero tolerance policy. Have regular conversations about the effects of alcohol on the human body – poor muscle coordination, delayed reaction time, and impaired judgment, self-control, and reasoning.

2. Seat Belts

More than half the teens between 16 and 19 years old who die in motor vehicle crashes are not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. Parents should set an example with model driving behavior. If your teenager sees you make a quick run to the grocery store unbelted, they are more likely to mimic this habit. As an adult, it is your responsibility to demonstrate what safe driving looks like.

3. Distractions

Technology has made driving easier – many of us cannot imagine life without GPS navigation – but it has also made distracted driving a bigger problem than ever before. Teenagers are particularly vulnerable to distractions – eating, putting on makeup, fiddling with the car’s entertainment console, reading a text message on a smartphone all divert a teen driver’s attention. Teach your teenager to stay focused on the road and other vehicles around them. Remind them to pull over if something demands their attention. Tell them to make it a habit to pre-program the navigation system before leaving home.

4. Technology

Smartphones are a big culprit in distracted driving, but mobile technology can also help promote safe driving. There are apps that prevent distracted driving by blocking calls and text messages while on the move. Others let parents know where their teenager is or automatically shut off certain features depending on the speed of the car. Figure out what works for your family and let technology help keep your teenager safe.

5. Privileges

If your state hasn’t adopted a graduated driver licensing law, you can enforce one for your teenager during the critical first year behind the wheel. Begin by allowing only supervised driving, then graduate to unsupervised driving except at nighttime and with limits on passengers, and then finally permit full driving privileges. This will protect your teen from high-risk situations while he or she gains experience on the road. Finally, the CDC’s parent-teen driving agreement is a great way to reiterate safe driving habits.

Buying a New Laptop

Microtechnology has continued to power the new laptop revolution that continues to sweep business and personal computing. This has led to an overall performance of computers as more people make the move to abandon their old desktop PC in favor of new laptops. This has resulted in laptops experiencing a surge in overall sales as more people transition in that direction.

Examining laptop computers

Laptops have taken the world of computing by storm. This is because of the general convenience that they bring. Regular desktop PCs are not about to go anywhere although they have been characterised by being static and hence ineffficient. People who intend to complete their tasks while on the move and not being tied to a specific location have turned to laptops in droves. This is because laptops pack the same power as a desktop PC (and even more) while delivering mobility and convenience. They are also battery-powered which means that one is not limited to their office or home desk in order to perform tasks. 

Looking at pros and cons

Laptops have numerous inherent advantages. As we have mentioned, one of them is their ease of mobility. Computing can be done whether one is sitting at their home or whether out on the road. They are also powerful meaning they are able to handle most of the programs that are available with regular computers. Wi-fi capability via wireless cards enable access to the Internet regardless of location. This allows for maximum productivity.

Let us examine a few disadvantages. One of them is the price. Laptops, while being smaller than their desktop counterparts, are much more expensive. Higher-end laptops can range anywhere from $2000 and above while one can get a high-end desktop for much less. They also come with vastly less storage space than a regular PC. Most desktops can pack up to 300GB of hard disk space. This has not been achieved by laptops due to their diminitive size. Most laptops carry approximately 160BG of space. Even more come with much less. This means media fans who store music and videos are bound to be disappointed.

What do you look for when buying a laptop?

It is recommended that you read the specifics of the laptop before you buy. It is also good to ask yourself what the laptop will be primarily used for. If you are simply surfing the Internet and sending and reading emails, then a regular low-end laptop running anywhere between $300 and $500 will suffice. If you are into media such as video and music downloads, gaming and graphics design, then you need to invest in a laptop that has more memory and hard disk space. This can run you upwards of $600. There are many places where you can shop and review the specifics of each laptop in order to match it with your exact needs.

Difference in brands and laptop types

There are many laptop manufacturers and the competition is fierce. The most popular brands name manufacturers are Dell, HP/Compaq, Acer, ASUS, Sony, Fujitsu, Apple and Lenovo. Many of these makers have units that can fit into any computing need. Some laptops include standard multipurpose laptops that are ideal for home use or on the go and business oriented laptops that have rugged designs for data security and coupled with a special operating system for business use. There are even gaming laptops that have powerful video chips and high processor clock speeds.

How much do they cost?

Laptops were once quite costly but new technology has changed this. While there are still laptops that cost upwards of $2000, it is now quite possible to get one for less than $500. This can be a basic laptop that can be used to perform most of the everyday computing tasks. High-end laptops still cost more than $1000. 

Where to buy one

Most electronic stores sell laptops from the major manufacturers such as Dell, Apple, Acer, Sony and Toshiba. One can also buy laptops at these manufacturers’ websites. Other sources include places like eBay, uBIID, Craigslist and other third party vendors. 

How Do Movies Affect Society?

If you are a certified fan of movies, it certainly had influenced you a lot in your decisions, thinking, mood, views, and etc. Movies are one of the best choices of recreation. There are currently thousands of movies produced by different film industries today.

A romantic movie will give you romantic influence. It may give you some tips on how to persuade and please your partner or the person you love. It may give you a hint about doing sex or some affectionate scenes that couples or even youngsters may emulate once they saw it. Public displays of affection became popular because of the influence of romantic movies. There are scenes that feature a boy and a girl holding hands while walking in a crowd, kissing and hugging each other.

As scientists and doctors have proven through careful studies and research, the impact of violence really depends on the personality and character traits of young adults and children. A child or teenager who has been brought up in an abusive family and has been hit as a child is more likely to dash out at other people especially if they have just seen a very violent films.

Film stars have eventually got a huge number of fan followers and the attitude portrayed by the heroes in a film will be followed by some of them also in their real-life situations. Unfortunately, not only the educated groups of viewers tend to follow the inappropriate mannerisms that these heroes portray in the screen. The worst part is the fans will copy the stunts performed albeit they will risk their lives. Nowadays, we usually notice that the winning formula for a successful cinema today is about bandit or rebellion, gangster, rowdy and other movies doing sinful actions unlike before that winning entries are about good manners, legends, ancient characters, cultural attractions and etc.

On the other hand, there are films that will serve as your sources of information and knowledge. Research-based movies give you influence of research and inventing new things. A historical movie tells about the ancient times and their lifestyle which urges man to adopt or in some manner, influence from them. Classic movies give classic arts and lifestyle. These films are usually the sources of students for research purposes and it also serves as a means of broadening their knowledge about different things because it is more lively and perhaps, entertaining.

How do people interpret history? One of the main sources of history are movies because authors knew that people watch and believe those featured in these films. But the sad part is some data presented are not absolutely factual. That is the reason why youth are not that good in interpreting histories because they sometimes grasp the wrong information from films.

Thus, what is the purpose of requiring a rating system for movies and television programs? It is to raise awareness among the parents and adults if a film incite violence among teenagers and young children. However, there are still questions whether ratings like Rated “R” or Parental Guidance (PG) have been the best way to remind older people of their responsibilities to guide the young ones since we cannot ignore the fact that movie influences are really widespread and if this continues, it will even encourage children to play video games that are violent and abusive. Ratings are nonsense if people revolving around the movie industry do not know the right track of entertaining people considering that children might as well imitate some actions in movies that are too sensitive and improper.

Almost everybody had experienced circumstances wherein their minds are influenced by what they see on horror films. According to James Ranel of brown University, the best ways to deal with horror and violent films that teenagers and young children have seen is by also having parents or guardians talk with their children because it allows them to understand what they have just seen and that the film is not real. Some children think that shooting guns are cool. Parents must talk with their children to make them understand that it is not cool at all and in fact, very dangerous.

Movies portray reality yet reality portrays movies. Moreover, we should bear in mind that the world is the stage itself. All of us are merely players and we have our own exits and entrances. Now, how can we make happy endings if we continue to ruin each episode of our lives with fear, violence and anger? Like actors or actresses in movies, we should therefore be an exemplary model in the real world.

Watching movies is not that bad yet we have to know our own limitations. Why don’t we play the reality right instead?