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Why are there no truly inspirational people anymore.

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posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 04:34 AM
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After 6 Jim Beams and a good meal my family got down to the after dinner discussion when my father asked,"who in Austalian(we're Australian) or western society do you find truly inspirational,after 20 minutes discussion we could not come up with one solitary individual.

Our politicians couldn't inspire me to do anything theres not one of them truly worth respect we could think of,our sports stars -well when they're not drunk and defacating in hotel lobbies or urinating on roulette wheels they could be abusing girlfriends or abusing drugs,the entertainment industry, what respect Mel Gibson,Paris Hilton,Snoop Dog?.Our religious figures are either pedaphiles,snake oil salesmen,adulterers or hypocrites,our media personalities are all whores paid for by the powers that be.etc etc

Is this what Western society has come to that theres no well known figure to respect or admire,no one you wish to be like or follow their path,what does this mean for our youth our future that there are no role models?Is it instant communications that has demonstated we are all human-all flawed?

Perhaps Im cynical or jaded,perhaps you have role models to tell me about,or perhaps Im onto something here something with serious implications for our future?




posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 04:38 AM
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For me, I find Jesus VERY inspirational, as for modern man........I can't think of anyone, nor am I seeking them.



posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 04:42 AM
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Yes but Jesus is 2000 years old,the Buddha 2600 years old,Mohammed 1500 years old,Ghandi 60 years dead,there are truly inspirational characters from ages past but who currently holds the torch even if one of these historical characters is their inspiration to lead us forward?



posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 04:47 AM
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Your right about there not being any inspirational people in the spotlight. However, I wouldn't suggest that there are none at all. The real hero's in this world don't live to be in the spotlight making claims they can solve our problems. No, the true inspriational ones are those who simply treat others the way they would want to be treated. Don't turn their backs when asked for help and will run to help without being asked. They're not trying to get on TV or win your vote. They are everyday people, like you and me, who haven't given up hope and choose to do the right thing. Go ahead, visit some of your neighbors and listen to their story, I bet you will be inspired at some point. Selah



posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 04:49 AM
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It's a good point, as I have often wondered myself. should be interesting to some replies.

This video is quite interesting in relation to your question.



posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 04:52 AM
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Dont get me wrong there are true local heroes like the abandoned mum working two jobs to raise a family in a mobile home,mental health nurses that have to work and be nice in nightmare environments etc however society and the media are not presenting us anyone worthy of adoration or respect,is this on purpose?



posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 04:52 AM
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Originally posted by anglodemonicmatrix
Yes but Jesus is 2000 years old,the Buddha 2600 years old,Mohammed 1500 years old,Ghandi 60 years dead,there are truly inspirational characters from ages past but who currently holds the torch even if one of these historical characters is their inspiration to lead us forward?


I'm sure there are a number of genuine selfless people out there, walking their walk. We all know by now that the famous ones end up dead.



posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 05:01 AM
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Correct if your a manic street preacher standing on a street corner mouthing off no-one cares but if your Martin Luther King and the world is paying attention then you wont be popular with the powers that be, is that why theres no heroes beyond the community level,good intentioned people now have the philosophy that in the interests of health and longevity keep it low key?



posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 05:06 AM
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There's still a lot of inspirational people. I think the problem is peoples attentions are diverted and no one has the focus to see them.



posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 05:10 AM
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The way i look at the world is the world deserves all the scum it has.

That sums up this world.



posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 05:11 AM
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Originally posted by anglodemonicmatrix
reply to post by Visitor2012
 

Correct if your a manic street preacher standing on a street corner mouthing off no-one cares but if your Martin Luther King and the world is paying attention then you wont be popular with the powers that be, is that why theres no heroes beyond the community level,good intentioned people now have the philosophy that in the interests of health and longevity keep it low key?

No, because someone trully inspirational, such as Martin Luther King, doesn't let TPTB intimidate them. So, in that sense, You could be right.

Jesus is my inspiration and left us with a promise to return and take away ALL sorrow, greed, and racism. Until then, we should live to inspire others to believe in the promise. To show we believe by loving all others, even our enemies while living on this earth. It is that simple and comes with the promise of eternal and blissful life. Selah



posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 05:16 AM
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Have you not read my posts? Oh, for craps sake!

Okay, another liter of Jim Beam for you.
Naw, buy some Makers Mark. Then you'll "see".





posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 05:16 AM
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Have you not read my posts? Oh, for craps sake!

Okay, another liter of Jim Beam for you.
Naw, buy some Makers Mark. Then you'll "see".





posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 05:19 AM
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I think Richard Branson is an 'inspirational person'. He's worth almost $4billion and started making money at 16 when he created a magazine, also the age that he dropped out of school.

He also has dyslexia and did really bad at school.

He's done countless charities and does a lot for humankind as a whole.

He also seems like just a really great guy, lol.



posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 05:23 AM
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Jesus said,"even greater things than these shall be done in my name",well where is he?.

Heres my problem with Christianity all your leaders claim miracles,the gifts of the Holy Spirit etc but the truth is you could fill a football stadium with Christianities current leaders,The Pope,the Archbishop of Cantebury,Benny Hinn,Kenneth Copeland,Jerry Falwell,Billy Graham etc etc etc toss in a leper and give them 24 hours and after much slaying in the spirit,laying on hands,rebuking in Jesus name,anointing with oils,resitations of the rosary,reading of the scriptures,blowing incense and smoke et al 24 hours later you will still have a leper-whatever your religion once claimed to have there is not one mainstream charecter of it on earth that has it.



posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 05:28 AM
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Sorry I haven't read your posts but I am about to have an Evan Williams Single Barrel Kentucky bourbon-perhaps I'll see then?



posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 05:31 AM
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Well I will concede with baloons,power boats and private tropical islands Bransons not anal and has enjoyed his billions to find him inspirational perhaps theres a biography of his to read.



posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 05:47 AM
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Maybe the problem is you need other to inspire you

If living and experiencing great beauty and enjoyment, isn't inspirational, then what is?

People aren't inspirational, we are crazy. I can only convince you to do something, not inspire you.

people are very self centered/



posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 05:54 AM
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I love rainbows,watching the parrots lorikeets and other birds in my bird bath/seed feeder,feeding ducks down the ponds even watching the four different species of ants in my garden do their stuff,I love camping,boating and fishing and get endless inspiration from nature but aren't there supposed to be humans I can be inspired by too?



posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 06:13 AM
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I think your just a little down on yourself today, go for a walk and look around yourself. This world is truly beautiful. You can be the inspiration for other, be happy and those around you will feel your inspirational power.

Just simple things like treating people the way we want to be treated, not like horses to do our work. Keep the world beautiful, little things like picking up a peice of garbage (your's or not makes no difference ) . Make the enviroment around you natural and appealing and I promise you'll feel the inspiration of nature.

I find I inspire people with my art and the way I act, however trying to be inspirational is likely to fail.

I think inspiration comes from seeing seeing someone doing the right thing or even trying there best. Realizing that it doesn't matter if you look like a garbage picker or a quack if your making a difference is the most important part. How many people do you think walk by a homeless person or drive past someone who's car broke down on the highway. Had they been in that position and had someone give them a hand I almost guarantee they'd help. Inspiration comes in all forms, sometimes just seeing someone so down on their luck can be enough to inspire you to better yourself.

Don't be a lame person and avoid doing the right thing because it doesn't look cool, just make the world a little better one person at a time and you'll be the inspiration for others.

GummB

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I totally agree about the sports stars though. Sports are all good and fun but it that really positive ispiration. They are of no real benifit to the rest of us and spend seeming most of their time intoxicated or playing a GAME for more money then the rest of use will ever see. I don't think anyone deserves the money the get for kicking a ball or hitting one with a stick, throwing that kind of money at someone will only teach them ill habits. If it takes any work they won't do it, just throw a little of that cash at the problem and someone else will fix it.
don't get me wrong i love sports i just hate the egotistical rich pricks that domonate the industry.

[edit on 14-7-2010 by GummB]



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