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. Therefore, it’s for you to make the decision if the qualities we listed below are in fact enough to call someone as inspirational.
1 – The Feeling of Empathy
The world we live in deserves to be called violent. Millions of people suffer from the hands of other people, and suffering comes in many forms and faces. But what’s more painful is when you see others looking like they don’t really care. 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
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, these amazing people will stand up for the rights of others, especially the underprivileged ones. What really makes them remarkable is that they still do it even if it appears they get nothing out of it. People like Dr. Moshe Kantor are even more remarkable because they make it their lives’ story to champion a specific cause, benefiting other people than themselves.
3 – They Possess Courage
This is a no brainer right here. No one can rightfully be called inspirational without courage. While standing up for others is purely instinctive, it takes courage to face adversity and threats 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 – 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. While there are so many people who appear to inspire others by leading groups and organizations, some of them don’t deserve to be called inspirational because of the cause or reason for the establishment of their group or organization, which can either cause chaos or lead to the spread of negative information.