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There's someone who inspires me, but I'm afraid he's no longer alive. He was a man that I would have sought out in person, would have asked to shake his hand and thank him for opening so many eyes to our world. He taught me and many others how obscure our world is, how insignificant our quarrels. How important our responsibility to be kind and help one another. He helped educate and inspire large communities, and was recognized for it.

One of the things I like about this individual is that he had a remarkable charisma. I feel that there are very few people who could blend science with poetry the way he could. This ability of his captivated millions and imparted humility, understanding, and a thirst for the unknown.

I cannot say that I don't admire others for their work. There is satisfaction to be found in hard labor, that work needs to be done, and the people that do it are nothing short of heroes. But the power to educate and inspire others ironically inspires me. I only wish I had something beyond my own creativity to give to others.

Edit in: I suppose I'll have to use my powers of creativity and innovation skills to come up with a way to shadow a dead man. For now, I'll settle on reading(the rest of) his books. There is nothing that says I cannot have more than one source of inspiration. I'll strive to be like him, but I'll keep my eyes open for another charismatic opener-of-eyes.

I might have to look for another source of inspiration for my mission. But for now, Carl Sagan is the man that inspires me.

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Comment by Michele Baron on April 22, 2010 at 2:47pm
@ Ian: You can follow the fallen. One way is through video recordings. Nods to agent Richard Beresford http://www.urgentevoke. com/profile/RichardBeresford?xg_source=profiles_friendList for the idea of sending these--some favorites:



Comment by Ian Glidewell on April 23, 2010 at 9:56am
I finally got a chance to take a look at these videos. I actually already have We are all Connected an the Poetry of Reality in my favorites. :)
Comment by A.V.Koshy on April 23, 2010 at 10:29am
nice title


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