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, 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. Millions of people suffer from the hands of other people, and suffering comes in many forms and faces. But the more painful part is the fact that many don’t really care. This is why if you meet someone who goes the extra mile to care, it’s kind of inspiring. Empathy is no longer a common human attribute these days.
2 – They Will Stand Up for Others
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. But what really makes them truly inspirational is that they do it even if they know for a fact they’d get nothing 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
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. Courage is when you no longer fear for your own life, knowing that your cause or objective to inspire others is more important than you. One of the most prominent examples is South African hero and former president Nelson Mandela.
4 – Believer in 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.