Synopsis[ edit ] The novel, Rules of Attraction is about Carlos Fuentes falling in love with Kiara Westford and the obstacles they face when trying to be together. He moves from Mexico to Boulder, Colorado to live with his brother Alex. Someone sets him up to be busted for possession of narcotics. He gets a set of rules from Professor Westford.

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He wants to keep living on the edge, and carve his own path-just like Alex did. Unfortunately, his ties to a Mexican gang arent easy to break, and he soon finds himself being set up by a drug lord. When Alex arranges for Carlos to live with his former professor and his family to keep him from being sent to jail, Carlos feels completely out of place.

Hes even more thrown by his strong feelings for the professors daughter, Kiara, who is nothing like the girls hes usually drawn to. But Carlos and Kiara soon discover that in matters of the heart, the rules of attraction overpower the social differences that conspire to keep them apart. As the danger grows for Carlos, hes shocked to discover that its this seemingly All-American family who can save him.

But is he willing to endanger their safety for a chance at the kind of life hes never even dreamed possible? File Name: what is a role model. The term role model is credited to. Simone Elkeles Role model A role model is a person whose behavior, example, or success is or can be emulated by others, especially by younger people. Merton , who coined the phrase during his career. In the second half of the twentieth century, U.

Mainstream business literature subsequently adopted the terms and concepts, promoting them as pathways to success for all career climbers. In these terms were not in the general American vocabulary; by the mids they had become part of everyday speech.

For example, Laird suggests that, Benjamin Franklin served as the role model for countless nineteenth-century white businessmen, including notables such as Thomas Mellon , B. Ability to act in ways consistent with the values, beliefs, and moral principles we claim to hold. A positive role model serves as an example—inspiring children to live meaningful lives. Role models show young people how to live with integrity, optimism, hope, determination, and compassion.

Natalie and Samira were part of my research study on how young people develop the skills, abilities, and motivation to become engaged citizens. They and 42 other college students recalled stories of their childhoods and adolescence and the kind of people who inspired them. True role models are those who possess the qualities that we would like to have and those who have affected us in a way that makes us want to be better people.

To advocate for ourselves and our goals and take leadership on the issues that we believe in. My mother influenced me to not set limits on what I could do. She had an A. I had a teacher in Junior High who inspired me to try to live up to my potential.

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