Martijn Schirp (@martijn) 11 years, 6 months ago

Who or what has inspired you so much that you literally changed your life?

For me, its the sloths, they teached me you can be really lazy and sleepy bit still damn cute:

January 20, 2011 at 10:10 pm
Derrick Pickerill (19) (@dpick97) 11 years, 6 months ago ago

Jordan Lejuwaan and this site.

Ben (231)M (@benjamin) 11 years, 6 months ago ago

Skateboarding/ the skateboarding culture (the real one, not the one you see on the X Games)
The book Walden
My girlfriend Nicole
My Sophomore English teacher Mr. Corrigan
The underground hip hop culture

Bryan Hellard (307)M (@xyver) 11 years, 6 months ago ago

Parkour community. Online, and meeting the people in my area. Gives you a whole new view on life… Anything becomes possible.

Brittney Novelly (16) (@novdog) 11 years, 6 months ago ago

learning about different life philosophies, especially Buddhism, has had an insanely positive effect on me
yoga and surfing have inspired and motivated me to keep my body strong and healthy.
this blog also helps me keep an enlightened state of mind! mad props Jordan :)

Martijn Schirp (112,780)A (@martijn) 11 years, 6 months ago ago

Same goes for me with buddhism, one month in a buddhist monastery in nepal totally changed my life, for the better.

AzT (1) (@azmosis) 11 years, 6 months ago ago

What really changed me was my thesis, because all my life, I’ve been sailing smoothly, then this hit me. After that, I believe I’ve grown stronger, and with a stronger faith in God. I’m not really a religion fanatic, but I’m really into the God and duality thing.

Julian22 (1) (@sanatan) 11 years, 4 months ago ago

The books by Eckhart Tolle – “The Power of Now” – “A New earth”

Bobby Whoever (57) (@bobbyalone) 11 years, 4 months ago ago

Every thing around me. :D

Hannah Victoria (1) (@hannahvictoria) 11 years, 4 months ago ago

Basically everyone I meet and everything I witness.

Rain (23) (@rain) 11 years, 4 months ago ago

Hannah and Matt, perfect answers.

I find inspiration in all sorts of places, both common and very unlikely.

Reagan (0) (@reagan) 11 years, 4 months ago ago

“Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Cliamtes” by Tom Robbins.
None of it is to be taken seriously, and I am better for it. Life is too serious to be taken seriously. It’s nice to realize that being a walking contradiction can produce some interesting experiences. That’s what life is all about, as I see it.

That and “Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid” by Douglas R. Hofstadter. It is a humanities course in a book, and has given me the best perspective on humanity that I’ve had so far.

Boyd Martin (0) (@electricwind) 11 years, 4 months ago ago

A Kansas tornado at age 8.

Kayne Wong (4) (@kayne) 11 years, 4 months ago ago

My grade 10 English teacher prevented me from dropping out and going into some menial labor job. Now I want to become a teacher and reform education and dispel the myths that education = employment and that the job of the High School System should be to honestly prepare you for the big decision of how you want to live your life. A higher stress on basic philosophy, more diverse and in depth options for co-op student work and most importantly I think the inclusion of more film, graphic novel and large group discussion.

Kayne Wong (4) (@kayne) 11 years, 4 months ago ago

Oh, and Jamie Oliver. His desire to help children rivals my own and constantly inspires me.

Jessica Weary (0) (@jessie) 11 years, 1 month ago ago

Film has changed my life forever.
I began editing videos to music four years ago when I was in the eighth grade. I use the editing program Vegas Pro 9. I didn’t make this video, but you can find me on youtube by looking up prettyredroses. :)

April (7) (@sushisam) 11 years, 1 month ago ago

@kayne **sorry to change the topic of the discussion** (can change it back) but do you have any good information on why education = employment is a myth, trying to convince some people of this and need more leverage

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