Friends

Friends. Everyone has them and everyone needs them. They’re there with you through the good and bad times. We’re saying ‘Yay!’ to friendship!

Okay, so have a little think about the people you look up to in life. They might be celebrities – people we totally love for their amazing jobs and their lifestyles – but actually there are probably people closer to home who are role models you didn’t even realise you had! Maybe someone who taught you how to deal with bullies or gave you advice on drinking or advice on smoking. BBC Radio 1 DJ Dev, and 2012 Paralympic Gold medallist Josef have been chatting to us about the people they look up to.

They’ve both had a few – Dev’s Mum was a massive influence on him, while Josef’s coach has taught him a lot – and they both agree that the best role models are people who have a positive influence on you. Which makes total sense because everyone needs inspiration.

It might not be just one person though, because sometimes we’re influenced by loads of different people, and learning in life is about taking different aspects from the good people you meet along the way. People who believe in you and give you good advice are super important, and recognising the goodness in the people you meet is a fast way to happiness. So have that think – and let us know who your role models are!

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