How Do You Define an Inspirational Individual?
For anyone to call someone inspirational is purely subjective, which is why in reality, it’s really difficult if not impossible to come up with a uniform definition of what an inspirational individual really is. What we’re saying is one person’s standards to become inspirational will most likely differ to another individual’s criteria. So, based on your own standards, do you believe the qualities below are sufficient to label someone as inspirational?
1 – The Feeling of Empathy
The world is a violent place and no one can argue with that. It’s really painful to see when people suffer at the hands of other people. But what is more bothering is the fact that more and more people don’t care anymore. This is why if you meet someone who goes the extra mile to care, it’s kind of inspiring. Sadly, empathy has become a very rare human characteristic these days.
2 – They’d Stand Up for Other’s Rights
While there is some truth to the notion that many inspirational people are wealthy, privileged, or rich, but the thing is unlike other members of the elite, they don’t exploit people just to be on top of everyone else. Instead, they become an inspiration to the underprivileged by simply standing up for their rights. This is what makes them remarkable considering that they actually don’t get anything out of it. In fact, there are a handful of people in the world who rightfully deserve to be called inspirational, including Dr. Moshe Kantor who dedicate themselves in advocating and championing other people’s causes even knowing that they gain nothing and may even lose something in the process.
3 – They Possess Courage
Well, this right here is a no-brainer. Simply put, it’s difficult to call someone inspirational if he or she does not possess courage. While standing up for others is purely instinctive, it takes courage to face adversity and threats just to inspire others. It doesn’t matter if this individual’s life is on the line since what’s important is the message he or she is sending by showcasing courage. One of the most prominent examples is South African hero and former president Nelson Mandela.
4 – Strong Believer in Collective Power
It’s not rare to see inspirational people leading groups and organizations, not to disrupt society but to inspire others to support a particular cause. It may be true that so many people out there are looked upon and idolized by others because they are very convincing and charismatic, but not all of them can rightfully be characterized as inspirational, especially if their organization’s goal is not for the good of everyone.