Our in-class discussion topic for the month of August 2014 will be inspiration. This week, we’ll be talking together about the basic meaning of inspiration. Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below:
“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates’ loot on Treasure Island.” Walt Disney (artist, movie maker)
This month, we’re going to be talking about inspiration together. To be inspired means to be strongly motivated mentally or emotionally, to be positively influenced by someone or something. Sometimes other people inspire us, and sometimes movies or books can inspire us. Chuck Norris, who is a real person, and the Ninja Turtles movies and comic books have inspired many people to study karate. People get inspired in different ways, and by different things. It really depends on what you are interested in. You can be inspired every day if you are open to seeing and listening to what is around you. Over time, your focus and interests may change, but the people and things that have inspired you will mean something to you in the long run.
1) What person do you know who really inspires you?
2) What movie or story really inspires you?
3) What is it they inspire you to do, or to think about?
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