Question: Who's a Better Role Model? Goku or Superman?
There's a meme going around saying that Goku is the better role model because he trained to get his abilities, and devotes his life to being stronger. Buutttt, I think that excuse is horse-shit.
The argument that Goku wasn't just give abilities is dumb. He literally is an alien that came to earth for the express purpose to destroy humanity when the full-moon rose. Just that little transformation makes him stronger than anyone. Nevermind that, but Goku also has a "level-up" power that allows him to become stronger every time he's defeated. Besides that, he's demonstrated that he can master techniques quickly on just watching them. All this comes down to genes and not training. Yes, he trains hard to become stronger, but he does come with advantages that normal humans don't have.
Putting the fighting aspect aside, let's look at his character. After all, that's the real meat on what makes a person a role model. Goku's only interests is to learn techniques, get stronger, and fight people. Everything else filters through that. He'll go out of his way to fight people, even if there are smarter methods of dealing with the problem. He even allows genocidal manics to walk away, just so he can fight them again. The only time he saves people is when that objective is what he's currently working towards. On top of all that, he's a selfish friend, a terrible husband, and a neglectful father.
Here's why Superman is a better role model. While Superman didn't have to earn his powers, it's not how he got them that matters, it's how he uses it. Unlike Goku, Superman tries to avoid fighting to keep those around him safe. When that's not an option, he tried to end the fight as soon as possible to avoid collateral damage. He tends not to use this incredible abilities to self benefit, he uses them to help people. Whether is the common person or the whole world, Superman treats each situation as if it's the most important thing ever. At the same time, he isn't an idiot and will dispose of massive threats instead of, say, let them go so he can fight them some other time for funsies.
In short, Goku is a man-baby. Superman is a real man.