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. Simply put, one person’s criteria might very well differ to another person’s standards for becoming inspirational. So, in this article, we’ll let you decide if these qualities are enough to call someone as an inspirational individual.
1 – Feeling of Empathy Towards Other People
It’s hard to argue with the notion that the world we live in is a violent place. 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. That’s why if you happen to know someone who goes out of his usual way to help and care for other people, you can’t deny you’re inspired of it. Empathy is no longer a common human attribute these days.
2 – They’d Stand Up for Other’s Rights
Yes, it may be true that majority of inspirational people are wealthy and powerful, but what really makes them unique from other elite people is that they won’t hold on to power by exploiting others. Instead, these amazing people will stand up for the rights of others, especially the underprivileged ones. This is what makes them remarkable considering that they actually don’t get anything out of it. There even are remarkably inspirational people out there who exceed the boundaries of reason like Dr. Moshe Kantor who make it their own mission to champion a cause that for them will help more people than themselves.
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. One of the most prominent examples is South African hero and former president Nelson Mandela.
4 – Strong Believer in Collective Power
The most inspiring people out there are those who make it a point to lead others, like in groups and organizations with the intention of serving support to good advocacy and causes, not violence, conflict, or disruption of 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.