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What Is Inspirational To You? (With examples plz) Answered

I was wondering what is inspirational to you? Is it a sports figure? A speech? What? I'm curious..

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KentsOkay

9 years ago

Well, as far as heros go, William McCool (NASA), John Glenn (USMC), and Bill Nye (Chuck Norris of science).

As I don't (currently) follow a definable religion or beliefs, much is inspired by chivalric wannabe-ing, a belif in justice and a primordial urge to fight for it. Audio stimuli wise, grand movie themes (Duel of the Fates, Bridge of Khazad Dum, The Kraken), Celtic singers and sopranos (Hayley Westenra, Orla Fallon, Lisa Kelly, Celtic Woman), classic rock (Chicago's Don't Wanna Live Without Your Love, Led Zeppelin's Battle of Evermore), Machinae Supremecy (metal?) thanks gmjhowe!!.

Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Lord of the RIngs, and other grand myths of our time also provide inspiration for me. I'm short one love of my life to having one, but I'm always on the look out..

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Kiteman

9 years ago

The kids I teach - some of them are utter numpties I would happily feed to the wolverines, but then you get a kid whose parents have split up and found new partners so often, they aren't related to anybody they live with, who don't have a book in the house, or a space to work at home or even a bed they can use alone, who has to feed and clothe themselves because the "adults" at home are too drunk to care, and they still get to school on time, they still get their work done, and they still manage to be enthusiastic in lessons.

They are the ones I go to work for.

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caitlinsdadKiteman

Reply 9 years ago

Teaching, the noblest profession...a good day to you, Sir.

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Goodhart

9 years ago

Without sounding too mushy, my wife inspires me at times ( for instance, she stretched the spring on our newest tape measure, so it wouldn't rewind, and that inspired my latest -ible ;-)

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Goodhartwhatsisface

Reply 9 years ago

Nope. I really liked this the first time I saw it (I think someone tagged me with it on FaceBook).

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jessyratfinkwhatsisface

Reply 9 years ago

That was seriously the most beautiful thing I've seen in a long time. That is why I dance! It makes everyone so happy. Anytime I can get my coworkers loosened up enough to dance we end up having a crazy choreographed giggling party at the buy counter. :D

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gmjhowe

9 years ago

Well I don't mean to get all soppy, but my gf is a big inspirational element in my life. If your asking more about in a creative sense then it comes from a subconcious amalgomation of every movie I've seen or book I've read or other peoples creativity.

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Lithium Raingmjhowe

Reply 9 years ago

Heehee. I think in a way the whole thread has to get soppy, else it's not genuine.

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Goodhart

9 years ago

My humor, alas, seems to have been inspired by an early tv show called Mork and Mindy (I was really inspired by Robin Williams and Jim Cary )

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skunkbait

9 years ago

For me, it's nature, seeing my kids grow up right, seeing my wife fight her Lupus (with a great deal of courage), and the cop/firefighter/soldier that risks his/her life for the innocent. Also, the books of Esther,Job and Ecclesiastes. And lastly- the Sex Pistols, the Ramones, Hank Sr., and the Violent Femmes!

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guyfrom7up

9 years ago

Insanely complex stuff inspire me but kinda scares me at the same time. It makes me feel very uneasy

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Goodhartguyfrom7up

Reply 9 years ago

Then you would get very nervous around genetics and plasma physics :-) We won't even go into quantum mechanics ... cool and weird stuff in those subjects let me tell you.

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guyfrom7upGoodhart

Reply 9 years ago

It's kinda weird, only some stuff makes me feel uneasy, but just for a second, kinda like the feeling whenever you are going down the steps and you skip a step without thinking about skipping a step and you think you're going to fall because you foot hasn't hit the ground yet (that was possibly the longest explanation of a feeling!). For example, when dealing with rediculously large numbers, I get uneasy for a second because it reminds me of a nightmare that I had a year ago, I have almost no clue what the nightmare was about, but I've had it about 5 times in my life. I'd have to say the emotion is pure fear?

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killerjackalopeguyfrom7up

Reply 9 years ago

I like that uneasyness... Things are more interesting when it's around... Granted I used to only have that one, now I seem to have a slight one and an oh bugger, foetal position now! one... Granted at times both are useful...

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Goodhartguyfrom7up

Reply 9 years ago

I know the feeling you mean, like riding a roller coaster, and cresting the top of a fast hill, when you weren't quite paying attention, right?

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guyfrom7upGoodhart

Reply 9 years ago

yep, that about sums it up. I have no idea why it reminds me of a dream that I can't remember what it's about, lol.

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Goodhartguyfrom7up

Reply 9 years ago

Ok, yes that could be best described as a momentary experience of fear of the unknown, perhaps

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caitlinsdad

9 years ago

I find that quotes or sayings, you know - words to live by are pretty interesting. If they are funny or sarcastic, the more memorable they are. When I was in the Army, I got a chance to meet a lot of people from the Deep South. Yup, in the unit we had members of the KKK, something I kept still in the back of my mind, but there was one caucasian soldier that could recite the entire Martin Luther King Jr. "I have a dream" speech word for word and believed in it. I thought that was pretty cool and profound. You realize that there is hope for mutual understanding.

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bumpuscaitlinsdad

Reply 9 years ago

Personally, I like Letters From Birmingham Jail better. :-) I really should memorize something like that.

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caitlinsdadbumpus

Reply 9 years ago

It was a good read. Long, but showed MLK jr. knew exactly what he was doing and why he believed it was so right.

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Sunbanks

9 years ago

Lots of music and pretty much anyplace like the beach or really amazing places like that.

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Lithium Rain

9 years ago

Exceptional acts by others inspire me.

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Goodhart

9 years ago

Nature mostly. The absolute chaotic cacophony that is orchestrated into such a beautiful and colorfully symphonic musical symphony we see all around us, inside and out. /waxing poetic ;-)

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killerjackalope

9 years ago

Everything, like as in it interests me... That might be why I take things apart a lot... I don't have a hero as such, i find things more inspiring, like insane machines, things that might as well be made of thunder and lightening. Not always complicated stuff either, my computer definitely isn't as impressive it could be... Music falls in to similar categories, Airbourne, Motorhead, ACDC, not exactly high class complex but that kind of noise is good stuff...

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guyfrom7up

9 years ago

Well, tesla is my hero Daft punk and justice's strong beat gets me into a good mood and is good to listen to as background music while doing homework.