Have you ever been inspired by a sad story?

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  1. anusha15 profile image84
    anusha15posted 9 years ago

    Have you ever been inspired by a sad story?

    Stories have happy and sad beginning and/or endings. Stories can be inspiring despite of the mood they create or genre they belong. Have you come across a sad story which has inspired you? Which story was it? Why and how did it inspire you despite of being sad? What did the inspiration lead to?
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  2. pjoee profile image52
    pjoeeposted 9 years ago

    No! I don't think i ever got inspired by a sad story. But it teaches me a lesson how not to do things (so that my life doesnt end up beign sad tongue). The most common sad story i must say is a love failure. When i watch such movies or hear my friends talk about their broken relationships, I learn lessons there. What I confer from them is how not to messen up things in my relationship and how to correct things if at all a grave mistake happens. smile smile

    1. anusha15 profile image84
      anusha15posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hi, I agree, after all those who learn from other people's mistakes, will make their own "original" mistakes smile If we keep repeating each others' mistakes, it would be kind of re-inventing the wheel big_smile

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    Kathleen Kerswigposted 9 years ago

    Many, many times...
    I've heard so many people share their stories about struggling with addiction, the losses they accumulated, and the many different ways they found to break the cycle of drug and alcohol dependency. They are my inspiration. They are my lessons in perseverance. They are the reason I keep doing what I do to help people find a solution. Everyone has a story, regardless of whether they are addicted to drugs or not. Everyone has a story to tell and I will always listen because I always learn something from those willing to share with me.

    Great question! Thanks.

    1. Wakerra profile image76
      Wakerraposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I must agree everyone goes through a personal struggle in life.  Have you ever seen "The Story Trek" on BYU TV?  I watched a couple stories from that, and it inspired me to create a hub over my own dark pit of life.

    2. anusha15 profile image84
      anusha15posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      The sad stories that inspire you have good endings. smile Struggles to fight the weaknesses which are of our own creations can be tough! And when one comes out in flying colors, it's like the bright rainbow after the stormy rain smile

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      Kathleen Kerswigposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I haven't seen that but I love the fact that you were inspired. Our difficult challenges can be used for good when we share with other people. We find solutions that way. Good for you!

  4. Wakerra profile image76
    Wakerraposted 9 years ago

    I LOVE a good sad story!  As hard as bittersweet can be, I love them so.  I guess it depends on how bittersweet it is...

    Yobi the Five Tailed Fox is by far, at this moment, my favorite.  Sometimes its more the little stories that inspire me, like Molly Grue's character in The Last Unicorn.  "And where were you twenty years ago? Ten years ago? Where were you when I was new? When I was one of those innocent young maidens you always come to? How dare you! How dare you come to me now, when I am this!"  Once a fair maiden, ran off with Captain Cully, seeking adventure, a hero at her side that she could ride off into the sunset with, only to find it nothing more than a dream.  Her once fair complexion reduced to rags as she was now more of a maid than a maiden.

    I would say the inspirations have become something more, but I can't say I've managed to accomplish any big ideas from them.  I just get really moved.  Sometimes I can transfer sad themes into my writing, but those really don't go beyond 1-on-1 online RPs.  And the instances are few and far between, as too much drama kills a story rather quickly.

    1. anusha15 profile image84
      anusha15posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Story writers would find inspiration in anything and everything! big_smile I agree, you have to be "moved" yourself in order to create something which can move others. Big ideas or not, inspirations which touch your heart and drive you are really worthwhile

  5. jjackson786 profile image83
    jjackson786posted 9 years ago

    "The Notebook". It inspires me time and time again to value my partner, always make new memories and celebrate old ones, and never waste an opportunity to tell someone that I love them.

    1. anusha15 profile image84
      anusha15posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I read a brief plot of "The Notebook". Wow. Best answer choice for this one is tough, but I completely relate to your answer... each sad story reminds me of being grateful for things I've which the characters of story don't have or lose. Gr8 ans smile

  6. MsDora profile image95
    MsDoraposted 9 years ago

    Sad stories have sad themes, but there are usually instances of contrast to the sadness.  "Oliver Twist" by Charles Dickens is my earliest memory of a sad story -- sad because of Oliver's abusive experience, and the general theme of cruelty toward children.  Yet it was inspiring--Oliver's strength to survive, and few instances of assistance from kind adults.  There is always some good in the bad.

    1. anusha15 profile image84
      anusha15posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You're right, and the good in the bad is the basis of inspiration, it gives us strength to keep going... Sometimes I compare and tell myself that I'm in a much better situation and so I shouldn't give up before I've tried my best smile Amazing Answer!

  7. epigramman profile image60
    epigrammanposted 9 years ago

    Yes ... when I think about my love life .....
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    1. anusha15 profile image84
      anusha15posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for responding.. and sorry about bringing back some sad memories sad but if they're inspiring too, I guess it's okay?

  8. jada67 profile image38
    jada67posted 9 years ago

    I have been inspired  by a lot of sad stories but lately, it has been about the murders of our young children. The Trayvon Martin story has made me realized that laws have to change to protect the lives of innocent children. Jada67

    1. anusha15 profile image84
      anusha15posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I'm sorry for your loss. And I respect you for the great cause you're working for. You've channelized your feelings in great way.

  9. tsmog profile image82
    tsmogposted 9 years ago

    Hello anusha15. Yes, many times. The challenge at times is seeking the expression of what is inspired with words. Then I seek poetry.


    1. anusha15 profile image84
      anusha15posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hi. You're right, "seeking the expression of what is inspired with words" can be really challenging. Thanks for responding.

  10. wayne barrett profile image75
    wayne barrettposted 9 years ago

    Yes I have. The story in question is actually a great American classic; The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck.
    My family was part of that Dust-bowl migration from Oklahoma to California, so needless to say, I grew up a poor boy in the San Joaquin Valley of California and was accustomed to being referred to as an "Okie."
    I decided at a young age that I wanted to accomplish something with my life and I did, but it was a struggle. It seemed I could never break the stigma of my past, and to be quite honest, I was sometimes embarrassed about it in certain circles. It wasn't until I read the Grapes of Wrath that I really gained a true understanding of where my family had come from and what they had to do just to survive. Steinbecks story inspired me to not only continue with my endeavor to make my family better, but it actually helped me to become proud of who I am and where I have come from. Grapes of Wrath was truly a sad story, but it has been the most inspiring story of my life and will continue to be as long as I draw breath.

    1. Ruby H Rose profile image59
      Ruby H Roseposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      A lot of books by John Steinbeck moved me in some of the same ways.  I too, can relate.  Yet, I only truly admire the sad stories that tell of the happy living in spite of the pain, walking through the pain.  Harder to do and say sometimes

    2. anusha15 profile image84
      anusha15posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I checked out the mentioned novel's plot. Hats off to your positivity and efforts. When I asked abt sad stories, I didn't think of real ones, in which one is involved so deeply. Loved your answer smile You inspired me too.

  11. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image60
    sunilkunnoth2012posted 9 years ago

    Actually the impact of sad stories are not inspiration but desperation. But still we may have some sort of inspiration at times.  I had the feeling of an inspiration to write beautiful stories after reading the best selling Indian novel "I too had a love story".  Though it was a painful experience of a lover the story conveyed and readers immersed in utter pain or sadness, the inspiration it gave me was to write such kind of works. It also taught me the value of true love and care.


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