It is important to have a mentor because mentors can help you have some of the happiest and healthiest moments in life. A lot of times mentors have already been through a situation and know how to give you the best advise that will work for you. Mentors should be someone who you admire and look up to. It should be a positive person that wants to bring you up instead of down. Family members, friends, peers, elders, etc. can be mentors. They should be a person that serves as a role model for you, meaning they have attributes that you inspire to have mixed with your own individuality. They should also have your best interest at heart. It's great to have a mentor and be one too!