50 People I Recommend Paying Attention to

50 People I Recommend Paying Attention to
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I’m elated to share with you this list of influential people that I recommend listening to. They are all people that I believe in. They have all affected my life and have influenced the path that I am on today.

Inclusion on this list does not mean that I agree with everything that they say. We humans are an opinionated bunch and it’s pretty hard to find someone who is completely lined up with our own beliefs. In the past that would have prevented me from recommending other people to follow and to listen to. Today I choose to embrace the characteristics of the people that I admire and leave the ones that I find less desirable.

I believe that if you surround yourself with conscious people you will in turn raise your level of consciousness. If you surround yourself with good people you will find yourself being a better person. By surrounding yourself with knowledge your intelligence will grow. I believe these people to be highly worthy of our time and attention and that overall if we embraced their philosophies we’d all be living lives full of more health, happiness, and freedom.

I could tell you everything that I love about them, but instead I’ll let you discover your own love for them on your own. For some of them I’ve included a video as a glimpse into who they are. Click on their name to be taken to their website or Wikipedia profile to learn more about them.

(Note, these are all living people.)

Winona LaDuke of Honor the Earth

Jack Johnson

Mark Boyle

Tristram Stuart

Yvon Chouinard

Jerry Greenfield and Ben Cohen

Annie Leonard

David Attenborough

Will Allen of Growing Power

Vandana Shiva

Ron Finley

Thich Nhat Hanh


Charles Eisenstein

Xavier Rudd

Michael Pollan


John Oliver


Paul Stamets

Jane Goodall

Van Jones

Michael Moore


David Suzuki

David Foreman founder of Earth First!


Bill MollisonDavid Holmgren and many other permaculturists

Naomi Klein

Amy Goodman

Bill Mckibben

Noam Chomsky

Bernie Sanders

Robert Reich

Michael Franti

Vani Hari – Food Babe

The Dalai Lama

Stephen Hawking

Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Tom Goldtooth

Robin Wall Kimmerer

Rowen White

Autumn Peltier

Alice Waters

Sandor Katz

Leah and Chloe of Rising Appalachia

Samuel Thayer

Leah Penniman

Amanda David

Tom Goldtooth

Michelle Alexander

Angela Davis (on Facebook)

Ava DuVernay

Dr. Cornel West

Ibram X. Kendi

Rachel Cargle

Bryan Stevenson

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez


Also check out these lists of resources that have had a positive influence on me:
33 Facebook pages I recommend 
Nonprofits I recommend and support
23 films that changed my life
23 of my favorite YouTube channels
Books I Recommend (that Transformed My Life)
Healthy Music for a Healthy Life

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