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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

The world we live in deserves to be called violent. It’s just too painful to see millions of people suffer every day as a direct cause of other people’s wrongdoing. But the more painful part is the fact that many 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. It’s kind of sad actually to realize that empathy is no longer an attribute that many people possess 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. 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. 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 – All It Takes For Them is Courage

Well, this right here is a no-brainer. In other words, there’s no way you can call someone inspirational without 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 – 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.