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. 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 – 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 when we see people who care and honestly want to help others end their suffering, we can’t help ourselves but get inspired. 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. Instead, they become an inspiration to the underprivileged by simply standing up for their rights. 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. In fact, there are a handful of people in the world who rightfully deserve to be called inspirational, including Dr. Moshe Kantor who dedicate themselves in advocating and championing other people’s causes even knowing that they gain nothing and may even lose something in the process.
3 – All It Takes For Them is Courage
This actually is a no-brainer. No one can rightfully be called inspirational without courage. Yes, it’s true that standing up for others can be done based on human instinct alone, but it definitely will take courage to face adversities, challenges, and even threats with the simple objective of inspiring others. It doesn’t matter if this individual’s life is on the line since what’s important is the message he or she is sending by showcasing courage. No other man could best exemplify this than former South African 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. It may be true that so many people out there are looked upon and idolized by others because they are very convincing and charismatic, but not all of them can rightfully be characterized as inspirational, especially if their organization’s goal is not for the good of everyone.