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Who or what inspires you and why?

Asked by BIRDistheWORD (141 points ) May 20th, 2012

We all have that someone or something that inspires us. What’s yours?

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Trillian's avatar

Nikola Tesla, Frederick Douglass, His Holiness, the Dalai Llama. Don’t have time to get into it, gotta run!

Coloma's avatar

I’m inspired by optimistic, curious, inventive and creative personalities, period.
I find the lack of many peoples curiosity or interest in the world at large to be sad and so limiting. I’m one of those soak up knowledge like a sponge types and can’t imagine having no imagination, no curiosity, no enthusiasm for anything other than the most mundane daily concerns most people are so stuck in.

Trillian's avatar

^ can’t imagine having no imagination. HAHAHAHAHAHA!

Coloma's avatar

@Trillian LOL…well…points for oxymoronic ey” haha

Trillian's avatar

Nikola Tesla does not get enough credit, and I would love to see his towers come into being. Frederick Douglass had such a way with words and for pointing out the glaring ridiculousness of people. I aslo feel like he is not adequately repersented in our history books. Probably because he held up a mirror to us and showed us what a bunch of lying hypocrites we were.
His Holiness seems so out there, but when he talks the illusion is dispelled. He really has quite a grasp on our world and a t the same time he is so utterly compassionate. I admire that in a person, probably because it’s so difficult for me to emulate.
@Coloma, Imagine that!

Mariah's avatar

More than anything else, nature.

rooeytoo's avatar

My dogs and Lance Armstrong.

Coloma's avatar

I’m with @Mariah there too. Nature and curious, cheerful people. :-)

wundayatta's avatar

I get a little inspiration from so many people. Right now, there’s a woman at work who seems to have boundless energy and she is ten times smarter than I am. I’ve been a little scared of her, but even if I am intimidated, she has still been nice enough to help me out. I had to twist her arm a bit, but she agreed. I feel good about that.

Symbeline's avatar

Death and concrete.

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