How Do You Define an Inspirational Individual?
When it comes to labeling a person as inspirational, it’s quite a very subjective matter, and truth be told, there’s really no single fitting definition for it. A group of individuals might have their own criteria, while another group might beg to disagree on those criteria. So, based on your own standards, do you believe the qualities below are sufficient to label someone as inspirational?
1 – Feeling of Empathy Towards Other People
The world is a violent place and no one can argue with that. Millions of people suffer from the hands of other people, and suffering comes in many forms and faces. But what is more bothering is the fact that more and more people don’t care anymore. This is why when we see people who care and honestly want to help others end their suffering, we can’t help ourselves but get inspired. Empathy is no longer a common human attribute these days.
2 – They’d Stand Up for Other’s Rights
It may be true that many inspirational individuals are rich, wealthy, and powerful, but what separates from other elite in the society is that they don’t exploit others just to be on top. What these people do instead is that stand up for the rights and voice of the underprivileged. What really makes them remarkable is that they still do it even if it appears they get nothing 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 – All It Takes For Them is Courage
This actually is a no-brainer. Simply put, it’s difficult to call someone inspirational if he or she does not possess courage. Standing up for others is a basic human response, which means everyone can do it without deep thought; but it takes courage for someone to face all sorts of adversities just to inspire others. For this person, the threat to his or her life does not really matter, so long as he or she is successful in sending his or her message, which in this case is believed to inspire others to fight for a certain cause. Arguably the most famous example of this is former South African president Nelson Mandela.
4 – They’re Proponents of Collective Power
Inspirational people are those who lead others in organizations and groups which serve to support particular causes, not cause conflict or violence in society. This is why many wouldn’t agree calling those leaders of groups that seek nothing but chaos as inspirational because even though they inspire a handful of people, the cause or voice they represent doesn’t do any good to the world.