I don’t know how others feel, but I really don’t need teaching facts – I can read those for myself. I accept that young children need to learn facts from teachers and parents but even then I think inspiring them to learn is much more important. There is a place for lectures that impart information but it doesn’t have to be dry. I have to admit that I only remember the inspirational teachers. We are all different and some people like to be fed facts, but I would still argue that they need to be inspired.
Inspiration gives us a new perspective and reminds us of what we can be. It helps us to dream or imagine; to visualise something different to what we are currently experiencing.
It is inspiration that gives us vision and courage. Dr Davidicus Wong, on the website richmond.news.com says that life without inspiration,
…would be like childhood without magic, families without love, working without meaning and living without passion.
Our heroes can inspire us. One of my life-long heroes has been Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. All his life, no matter what campaign he was supporting he always stuck to his principles and maintained his dignity.
I believe that we can all be inspired and be an inspiration. Don’t let others take away your passion – not everyone will be inspired, some will be negative about your excitement and enthusiasm – don’t allow them to put you down. You too can inspire others and be inspired. Our young people need hope for the future – they need to believe that they can make a difference.
In a blog in the Huffington Post, David Sable, Global CEO, Y&R wrote
I need inspiration — stories that excite my imagination, give me hope for the future and make clear just what we can accomplish when we set our minds to it.