What inspires you?
The question asked was, “do you think inspiration is necessary in life?” It then lead to a series of questions.
Q. Do you think inspiration is necessary in life?
A. Yes, I think it is very important in one’s life.
Q. What inspires you?
A. I can say people and things.
Q. What kind of people or who inspires you?
A. Well! I would say that I’m inspired by people who have influenced history or may be have/had something unique in them.
Q. What do you mean by “who have influenced history”?
A. By history, I mean those people who have stood against odd times and people for their beliefs or talents and abilities. For example, I was always inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci. He was everything that you could think of a painter, sculptor, engineer, mathematician, inventor and a writer. I don’t know if anyone else dreamt of a flying machine or a time machine before him, but he did at his time. Shakespeare is one of the greatest literary geniuses that time has ever produced. Galileo, who brought a revolutionary change in the field of science and astronomy, the ones that, became a foundation for today’s discoveries. How can anyone forget Thomas Alva Edison? Well! These are just to name a few. They were just ordinary people who chased their dreams and believed in those. They were simple people inspired by things or people around them (at least that’s what I believe).
Q. Earlier you said “people who had/have something unique in them” what do you mean by unique in this context?
A. By unique, I mean something that they did differently or a talent they possessed (it could be something normal or anything extra ordinary in their life). For example: Mother Teresa, J.K. Rowling, Steve Jobs etc.
Q. You had mentioned about things earlier, so what kind of things inspires you?
A. Things that are related to nature or perhaps nature itself.
Q. What or who do you find more inspirational people or things?
A. I would go with things.
Q. Why not people?
A. Well! These people may be from a distant past or distant present. By distant past, I mean the ones in your history books; and by distant present, I mean the ones who are alive but you do not know them personally (their information can be derived from books and internet). There could be people around you as well who inspire you like your family members, teachers, your boss (might be likely) etc. These are people whom we know that’s why they make an impact on us and inspire us to a great deal. However, they might not always be in a positive frame of mind or might be sad at times. I’m not saying it’s a bad thing; it’s just human nature. Everyone has their highs and lows in life; and that is how we learn, leading to who or what we become.
Q. What is your reason to choose things?
A. I find things to be more inspirational than people. Firstly, they are not dependent on any information (internet, books etc). Secondly, you see the things just the way they are (in their own form). For example: a star has and will always shine. The river will always flow with the spirit of life in it.
Q. Do you think inspiration is necessary in our lives?
A. Of course! I think inspiration is a way of life. Inspiration helps you to go on in life. I think everyone should be inspired by something or someone. If you are not, then you are not living at heart, you are just leading your life. Inspiration is just the right tool to catapult your life to endless limits.
So, what inspires you?