A need to champion time that is otherwise wasted. However, even TV inspires me at times depending on what I witnessed and experienced through the dialogue.
We have to remember that writing is an invention. Check out Roland Barthes', The Death of the Author.
Much of what inspires us, all of us, is what impacts us individually, thus creating an impulse to share our experience with others, and hopefully to positive ends.
However, nothing I write is considerably original, but can best be considered as a variation on something to which I (and all of us) arrived a bit late to. There is a big difference between writing, and telling. The above link is a five page essay that explains that writing begins at the expense of the death of the author.
My own "writing" then, is not inspired... I would venture to say that it is no different than going outside to plant a seed or tree. Someone will be shaded by it, certainly not all. Though, every simple action brings about more change than we realize. The tree, or, the body of writing as a means to progress society -- firewood, building material, fruit to ingest ... inspiring in itself. Not inspired, but an action of responsibility. If one has knowledge of any sort, it is his or her responsibility to posit it into the culture at large.
I think it is about sharing...and writing is playing with the toys Aa, Bb, Cc, Dd... - Zz.
"A man at his maturity: When he suddenly remembers the seriousness he had as a Child --- at play!" Friedrich Nietzsche
See here, I have appropriated Nietzsche, thus fulfilling my reason for writing. Killing time wisely...