Thursday, 1 May 2014

The Most Influential: What inspires us?

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As it does every week, TIME Magazine landed gracefully on the cool stone tiles of my hallway sometime over the weekend. The annual issue is filled with the most influential people of the year. These include world leaders, artists, celebrity icons and innovators.

Women like Kerry Washington and Beyonce were included in the 2014 list of The 100 Most Influential People. It also included world leaders like Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin as well as fired up pop culture icons such Pharrell Williams and Miley Cyrus and her tongue.

They all got us talking this year. But who gets us working? Who gets us living? How do we decipher who holds the heaviest influential capital? I think it has less to do with who is in the public eye, and more to do with who we connect with on a personal level. Sure, we can disagree with Ukraine and we can roll our eyes at twerking, but does it effect our everyday behaviour?