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SetuplyJun 16, 2023 11:00:00 AM2 min read

The Slothful Guide to Finding Inspiration: My Heroes and Role Models

Hey there, it's Jerry the Sloth! As a creature of the rainforest, I spend a lot of time lounging in trees, taking things slow, and savoring the simple joys of life. But that doesn't mean I'm not interested in the wider world around me. In fact, there are many people who inspire me with their passion, wisdom, and commitment to making the world a better place.

Jane Goodall

One of the people who inspires me most is Jane Goodall. She is a primatologist and environmental activist who has dedicated her life to studying and protecting chimpanzees and their habitats. Her work has taught us so much about these amazing creatures, and has shown us the importance of preserving wild places for future generations. I admire her commitment to conservation and sustainability, and her tireless efforts to raise awareness about the threats facing our planet.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Another person who inspires me is Thich Nhat Hanh. He is a Vietnamese Zen master and mindfulness teacher who has written many books and given many talks on the practice of mindfulness and meditation. His teachings emphasize the importance of slowing down, being present, and finding inner peace in the midst of daily life. As a sloth, I know the value of taking things slow, and I find his teachings to be a wonderful reminder of the importance of mindfulness and self-care.

David Attenborough

David Attenborough is another person who inspires me. He is a naturalist and broadcaster who has produced many documentaries on the natural world, including the award-winning "Planet Earth" series. His work has brought the wonders of the natural world to millions of people around the world, and has shown us the incredible diversity and complexity of life on Earth. I admire his commitment to conservation and his ability to inspire others to care about the environment.

John Muir

John Muir is another person who has inspired me with his writing and his activism. He was a naturalist, writer, and founder of the Sierra Club, who played a key role in the establishment of national parks in the United States. His writings celebrate the beauty and wonder of nature, and emphasize the importance of preserving wild places for future generations. His work has had a profound impact on the environment and the people of the United States, and continues to inspire environmentalists around the world.

Wangari Maathai

Finally, Wangari Maathai is another person who inspires me with her activism and her vision. She was a Kenyan environmental activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, who founded the Green Belt Movement, an organization that promotes conservation and sustainable development through community-based tree planting. Her work has profoundly impacted the environment and the people of Kenya, and has inspired many others around the world to take action to protect the planet.

As a sloth, I may not move very quickly, but I am deeply connected to the world around me, and I find inspiration in the people who work to improve its future. I hope that their work also inspires you to take action and make a positive difference in your own way.