I am inspired by the likes of Paul Robeson and Harry Belafonte. Harry was on Kojo Nnamdi today speaking about how Robeson inspired his activism, well before he became a known singer. He initially pursued celebrity and entertainment through acting. Robeson met with his theater cast and crew after a show and spoke about how one can influence the world in a positive way.
I am most inspired by those who find their way late in life, or after a series of dead-ends. Many of the people that inspire me in this way are my friends, in particular those who have had less than ideal childhoods. Some of these people are those examples I have read about in articles and heard on television. They give evidence that there is re-birth after difficulty.
Their stories say: keep going, keep trying, moments of possibility are always.
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