It’s Aaron Sorkin for me. He does it every time. West Wing is the best. Hands down. No comparison. Every episode, almost every scene of every episode, moves me and makes me want to do more, be more. Newsroom does not disappoint. A Few Good Men. Steve Jobs. The list goes on and on. His stories, his words inspire me and make me want to be a better person.
I want to believe that I can be one of the people he writes about. I want to believe that I can do things that matter and that make the world a better place.
What inspires you?
Books, music, film, television. These are powerful tools for changing the stories we tell. Authors and actors, photographers and artists are the storytellers of our time.
I am a movie fanatic. I see almost everything. I love to sit in a dark theatre and lose myself in a story. I love to reflect on what is and imagine what could be. Movies about the underdog rising up and winning against all odds help us believe that we too can win. Stories about adventure, creativity, and love can warm our hearts and ignite a spark in us.
Television shows about teachers, politicians, reporters, doctors inspire us to dream and to do. There is nothing as powerful as the real stories of athletes, scholars, leaders who challenged the status quo and pushed for making things better.
It’s cold outside. It’s a great time to snuggle up with a good book, to light a fire and turn on a movie, to spend an afternoon in a museum.
Listen to old music and new music!
Watch movies no one else has heard of!
See plays, watch documentaries, attend the ballet. Find the things that educate you, challenge you, inspire you.