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. A group of individuals might have their own criteria, while another group might beg to disagree on those criteria. So, based on your own standards, do you believe the qualities below are sufficient to label someone as inspirational?
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 what’s more painful is when you see others looking like they don’t really care. This is why if you meet someone who goes the extra mile to care, it’s kind of inspiring. Sadly, empathy has become a very rare human characteristic these days.
2 – Inspirational People 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. 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 – Courage
Well, this right here is a no-brainer. No one can rightfully be called 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 – Strong 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.