Most Inspiring Individuals in the past century

FindYourGreatness (@jpete011) 9 years, 7 months ago

I don’t necessarily mean the most well known people, I mean, for you who has been the most inspirational and influential in your life (through reading/learning about them)?

I’ll start:
Bruce Lee
Dan Millman
David Deida
Albert Eistein
Alan Watts
Joseph Campbell

May 27, 2012 at 12:54 pm
Ty (35) (@tymr) 9 years, 7 months ago ago

Malcolm X is a big one that shouldn’t be overlooked. Just read ‘The Autobiography of Malcolm X’, it’s a brilliant book that perfectly describes his transformations as a person and what kind of mentality it takes to improve the world.

There’s also Che Guevara, Gandhi, Howard Zinn, Noam Chomsky..

Living Stone (153) (@cloudstuck) 9 years, 7 months ago ago

Nice list. I read a quote of Bruce Lee’s on here recently and it sounded pretty rad. He must be more of a rad dude than I thought. I just read Dan Millman’s ‘Way Of The Peaceful Warrior’, has got some other cool books as well that you’d recommend?

My list would be short, but probably…

Alan Watts
Eckart Tolle
Steve Jobs
George Harrison
John Lennon
& Ram Dass

There’s probably more, but they are the big ones that come to mind.

Jake (3) (@realestatejake) 9 years, 7 months ago ago

Miyamoto Musashi (or atleast the abridged version of his writings in “Samurai Strategies”)
Neil Degrasse Tyson
Carl Sagan
Joe Rogan (believe it or not)
Richard Dawkins
Napoleon Hill (“Think and Grow Rich” got me to stop living my life as a victim)
Arnold Schwarzenegger (got me to respect the “art” of bodybuilding)
Bruce Lee (Everything you see ends up becoming self-knowledge)
MrZhasni / Thegodovroids / Musclefactory2010 on YouTube got me to fall in love with bodybuilding

There are more, but these are my top few….

FindYourGreatness (345)C (@jpete011) 9 years, 7 months ago ago

@cloudstuck, Bruce Lee is definitely one rad dude haha. You should definitely check out some books about him and his life.
That’s awesome you read Way of the Peaceful Warrior! What’d you think? Another great book by Dan Millman I read is called The Life You Were Born To Live. I highly, highly recommend this book as well.

FindYourGreatness (345)C (@jpete011) 9 years, 7 months ago ago

@realestatejake, I agree with Joe Rogan, his podcast is awesome!
I’ll definitely look into some of the other guys on your list, thanks

JustHer (26) (@staringatstars) 9 years, 7 months ago ago

Ayn Rand- her novel anthem inspired me to think beyond the status quo.
Dodie Smith- She made me love history and love being a person.
Basil Rathbone- A man of his time and beyond his time.
Franz Kafka-His writing captures frustration and emotions and no emotions so well.
Margaret Sanger- Who help women gain more rites to their body.
Arthur Conan Doyle- for creating a character who is beyond compare.
Nikola Tesla and Mark Twain- Just two pretty Amazing individuals.

Adam Smith (113) (@adamsmith) 9 years, 7 months ago ago

My mother

Dimitris (27) (@cubilone) 9 years, 7 months ago ago

Douglas Adams, Carlos Castaneda, Mahatma Gandhi, Wilhelm Reich

Will (10) (@cooper2023) 9 years, 7 months ago ago

I see a lot of Bruce Lee on here, which makes me very happy as he is one of the most inspirational people I’ve ever known of. A few of my other biggies are…

Albert Einstein-For being as smart in the heart as he was in the head
Ayn Rand-For teaching us to question the assumptions of morality
Charles Bukowski- For making the dark and grimy more beautiful than the sun
Martin Luther King Jr.- For proving that ideas are stronger than dogs and clubs
Ron Paul- For doing what was right in a profession that didn’t care

A few others that come to mind are JFK, John Steinbeck, Ray Kurzweil, Steve Jobs, and Daniel Day Lewis.

Solace015 (4) (@solace015) 9 years, 7 months ago ago

Nick Vujicic…I posted his video to my group for those who dont know him…amazing

There are many others of course too but this is the type of person that we need more of in our world.

Zach (63) (@v1kingfan) 9 years, 7 months ago ago

Ron Paul- for standing up for what he believes in
Bruce Lee- Proof of you can accomplish with sheer will and determination
Nikola Tesla- A genius who didn’t let the need for money corrupt him.
Andrew Vanwyngarden – Lead singer of MGMT didn’t sell out to the demands of pop music
Harvey Milk- Gay Rights activist
Jack Lalane

Obviously, you’re not a golfer (605) (@donjaime23) 9 years, 7 months ago ago

@jpete011, Matt Stone & Trey Parker

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