How do you stay inspired? Who inspires you the most?

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I’m inspired, primarily, by words and writing. I find ideas and motivation and the more ephemeral kind of inspiration — that kind of push to keep thinking of your life as something meaningful — in books and poetry and essays and biographies and news.

I am really inspired, millennial as it may sound,  by social media. Seeing what makes people tick — and often not in the grand, sweeping, this-is-my-manifesto-for-life way, but in the simple, everyday sense — helps me understand life and understand people.

I’m inspired by beauty, both natural and the kind of beauty that happens when people crowd together in a city and project themselves onto slopes of homes and awnings and bricks and walls.

And I’m inspired by people who are inspired themselves. People who are passionate about things. People who don’t do things the way they’ve always been done, unless that’s the best way to do them (and sometimes it is).

I’m inspired by people who throw themselves into life, caution aside, consequences aside.

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