50 People I Recommend Paying Attention to
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
Jerry Greenfield and Ben Cohen
Will Allen of Growing Power
Thich Nhat Hanh
David Foreman founder of Earth First!
Bill Mollison, David Holmgren and many other permaculturists
Vani Hari – Food Babe
The Dalai Lama
Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Robin Wall Kimmerer
Leah and Chloe of Rising Appalachia
Angela Davis (on Facebook)
Dr. Cornel West
Ibram X. Kendi
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