Monday, September 19, 2011

What Inspires You?

For me, inspiration comes in a variety of ways and to list them all would take the rest of eternity. However, the biggest source of inspiration for me is the human experience. What makes a person keep trying when they've been beaten every time and the odds are still against them? What makes a person lash out to those who only offer help and support? What makes a person love certain things and detest others?

More than anything I'm curious about the differences between people; the unmeasurable kind. Two people can have the exact same life experiences and end up in two totally different places. How can that happen? Answering those questions is what propels me to write. There are  no real answers.. The only answers I'll ever get are the ones I write.

So, being naturally curious, I'm interested in what inspires you. Tell me in the comments!


Carolyn V said...

Those are all good questions! I often wonder why people can act so different in the same circumstances. Strange.

I think the biggest inspiration is the pursuit (at least right now).

Meredith said...

The human experience is definitely great inspiration! I guess my biggest inspiration is relationships. Friendships, parent/child relationships, love relationships--all of them.

buddeshepherd said...

Every person has a life story and every life story has at least one really good adventure. Every person has something that they use to make their life work.
As a writer you have the chance to collect life stories. In a sense it gives you more than one life.
I don't really write that way anymore but it was amazing when I did.

Hayley Lovell said...

Anything and everything. But I think you already knew that. Just popping by to read and to say I nominated you for an award over at my blog, so yeah. Hope all is good with school!

The Blogger Girlz said...

Drop by our blog to pick up the "smart cookie" award.

SA Larsenッ said...

The human experience is great inspiration. So true! Music and dance are big ones for me.