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Movies and Personalities That Inspired Us 

Shaheryar Asghar| August 16, 2022

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There are many characters in movies and books who struggled to study and their effort to sort it out is what became a source of inspiration for many of its viewers and readers. So let’s look at a few films and personalities that gave us major takeaways. 


Win Yourself Everyday is one such example. On this beautiful planet, so many people suffer from disabilities, which can make them unwilling to study or even unable to do that. Fortunately, some of them don’t stop training their skills and exercising their minds, so that we can browse a massive amount of geniuses and discoveries being made every year because of people who can win every day. The ability to do everything freely is so ordinary that people forget to think about these valuable possibilities. Movies like these can remind us about the importance of appreciating the opportunity to study and achieving success in any condition of our lives. 

In Hawking(2004), Stephen suffered from motor neurone disease diagnosed in the early twentieth and continue his scientific work on discovering space and eventually started to find evidence that the universe has a beginning.The scenes of his everyday life border with scenes of his love for Jane, his wife, and a lifetime friend. Hawking is a world-known professor, and this film reveals some details of his life and work which will be a great inspiration for our audience.

Freedom Writers is the perfect motivational study movie for people who may have had a challenging time in high school or those who found study difficult early in life. This is the movie of a young teacher inspiring her class to apply themselves and pursue further education. Great for when you need to remember your ultimate end goal. 

In Dead Poet’s Society, an awkwardly shy teenager is forced to live up to the high expectations set by his parents. He is forced into a strict school and is encouraged to move against the status quo by the boys in the class. They all eventually find their individuality, so this movie is a great pick-me-up for students who want to remember why they followed their love of learning in the first place – to improve themselves and change the world. 


Sometimes when we begin to study, we feel out of our depth.In Legally Blonde, Elle Wood managed to rise above her feelings of inferiority to get into one of the most prestigious colleges around – Harvard. This motivational movie even contains an inspiring study montage which shows that working hard eventually pays off. This movie is a great way to remind yourself that sometimes, we have more potential than we realise. 


We also have some great real life personalities who are really sources of guidance. Stephen Hawking, hailed as the Albert Einstein of our generation, Dr. Stephen Hawking was a scientist par excellence. He was a theoretical physicist and cosmologist who inspired a whole generation of people to get into these fields. His life was also a miracle as he suffered from ALS. Most patients die within a few years, but Dr. Stephen Hawking lived a full life, up to the age of 76. His struggle against his disease and his brilliant work in theoretical physics make him an excellent role model. 


Joanne Kathleen Rowling has inspired a whole generation of children to become avid readers. Famous for writing the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling had become a billionaire. However, since then, she has donated a lot of her wealth towards good causes, and is one of the most inspirational philanthropists of the U.K. Students who have a dream of becoming writers and authors should consider her to be their role model. 


Malala Yousafzai is one of the most famous role models of our time. She was born in the small village of Mingora, Pakistan, where it was uncommon for girls to go to school. At just 11 years old, she was forced out of school when the Taliban, the Sunni Islamist military organization, took control of her village. After speaking out about gender equality and the right to learn, she was shot in the head at 15 years old. At this point, most people would have given up, but not Malala. She kept fighting and made her own organization called the Malala Fund—a charity dedicated to fighting for equal rights and providing girls worldwide the opportunity to attend school. That year, she became the youngest person to receive a Nobel Peace Prize and later went on to graduate from Oxford University. Despite the difficult circumstances her love for you education got her where she is today. 


Seen as a triple threat in the entertainment industry, Selena Gomez is another fantastic role model for children. In addition to her successful career, Gomez has consistently shown support for various charities and philanthropic endeavors worldwide. She was also appointed a UNICEF ambassador in 2009 and has dedicated a lot of time to improve societal and economic equality in the world by participating in various UNICEF campaigns and continuing charitable work on her own. Recently, Gomez has used her social media platforms to spread awareness about the social and racial injustices in the United States. Selena Gomez has also shown support for the Elton John AIDS Foundation, the Malala Fund and Free the Children, among others.

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