This month we are talking about a different topic every day to sort of bring you variety and to maybe even start a discussion at the end of each article. All the topics have been researched and been taken off of other 30 day challenges.
Today, lets talk about people that inspire, we all have a number of different people that inspire us to as to who we are today and here are a few celebrity style people that influence me.
Tom Delonge is basically my hero. I have been mocked for this a by a few friends in the past but I have a lot of good reasons for this even more so in recent years. When I was growing up and I was a mid teenager I started listening to Blink-182 and really liked their music and started to listen to them a lot. I suppose the first inspiration came then as when I started to learn guitar I would use Blink songs to learn. I would use a lot do Green Day to learn chords but to push myself I would use Blink to learn how to play melodies. I remember spending hours learning the song carousel and Dammit properly.
When Blink-182 went on hiatus it made me very sad however when Angels and Airwaves came along I knew there would be hope. It took me a while to get used to the new sound but I ended up loving it – it took the second album to completely win me over.
To cut a long story short there are a lot of reasons why I find Tom such an inspiration. When everyone was angry at him or despised him because of breaking Blink he rose against it and produced what I think has ended up being some of his best work.
Even in recent years when he didn’t back down on his decision to return to Blink to make another comeback album I supported his decision – why? Because he wanted to try a dream and see if it worked – and luckily for him he has been able to make a comic book, actual books films and so much more.
I have experienced similarities as to when he left Blink the first time and the opinion only came from one side – college I fell out with one person who made my life hell. I didn’t give up though it made me stronger and made me the person i am today and rose above the mess.
I would love the opportunity to sit down and have a talk with someone who I find so inspiring – someone who didn’t give up when people laughed at him or became a figure of strength through negativity. He didn’t care that people laughed at the fact he loved aliens he rose above it and made his projects something magical.
If there is one person that would be top of my list to have a dinner party it would be Charlie Chaplin. I love Charlie Chaplin, his silent films are a master piece and from reading his autobiography I found his story of how got in to the world of film really interesting and amazing to read.
Since I was a teenager, I have always been amazed by the work of Chaplin and love making silent films when I can because of the influence I gained from watching him so much. The reason that I would want Chaplin at a Dinner party is because I dont just think he would be fasinating to listen to but I also think he would be very entertaining and would love to see what he thinks of the comets industry today. I would love to see him watch comedy of all variety such as the clever writers at SNL to films, see what he thinks of films starring comedy genious such as Jim Carrey, Steve Carrell and Ben Stiller, and even the really random comedies such as Family Guy, Team America and any Seth Rogan and James Franco film to see what he think of todays film industry.
I think it would be a fascinating experience to see how he has influenced so many – maybe he would be amazed at the content today or maybe he would look at it in disgust as to how rude and offensive people can get away with now.
Let me say this comment before I go on any further. I didn’t “get” Bear Grylls. I didn’t understand why so many people thought he was amazing – to me he was just the guy off the television who came from some military background who just wanted to be on television and make money out of random Shows. Then I read his books about the North Pole, Everest and his voyages at sea and my whole perspective on him completely and utterly changed to “some bloke off the television who likes to eat weird things” to “inspiring, amazing and one of my heroes.”
I initially bought one of his books on a whim, basically it was just reduced on Amazon and i enjoy reading autobiographies so decided to give it a go. I was sure I would read a bit and then get bored and stop reading but instead it was an eye opener and it kept me hooked to every page. His autobiography astounded me – it completely changed my whole vision on who Bear was as a person and gained huge respect for him.
I then went on to read his book about Everest and about his journey on a rib boat near the North Pole and became just so inspired. The fact that he broke his back skydiving and proved doctors wrong about never sky diving again and also continuously pushing himself to do things that challenge him really are a huge huge inspiration to me and whenever I feel a challenge is too big I always think to myself now – is that what Bear would say?
Who are YOUR Inspirations, we would love to hear why!