Inspire Me

"Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children."  
                                              ~Charles R. Swindoll,The Strong Family

Temple Grandin, a doctor of animal science, well-respected professor at Colorado State University, published author, and inventor, has been a moving force in the animal slaughter and food production industries with her creations and studies throughout the years. She is a consultant of the livestock industry on animal behavior. Grandin is a proponent of ethical treatment of animals, thusly: "I think using animals for food is an ethical thing to do, but we've got to do it right. We've got to give those animals a decent life and we've got to give them a painless death. We owe the animal respect."

Grandin, who was diagnosed with autism as a child, was the subject of an award-winning 2010 biopic that starred Claire Danes, David Strathairn, and Julia Ormond.

In this clip from TED Lectures of 2010, she shares how she "think in pictures" like the Google search engine. She's funny, very intelligent, articulate, and really inspiring.

"People are always looking for the single magic bullet that will totally 
change everything. There is no single magic bullet."
Temple Grandin

Do you remember your childhood dream? Of course you do! Now, ask yourself how far along are you in reaching that dream?

In 2007, Carnegie Mellon professor Randy Pausch, who was dying of pancreatic cancer and was given by medical experts only a few months to live, heeded his final calling as a teacher to many by delivering a one-of-a-kind final lecture that inspired many people—all students of life. Through that well-received "Last Lecture" many people stopped and re-examined their lives.