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How do you think a person can contribute to society through his own ways?

Nowadays we have such tremendous technological advancements and etc happening and they are beyond the confines of the average person.

How do you think the average person who little talent is able to contribute to society in meaningful ways?


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    Apr 2 2012: Volunteering at a hospital, the Va, doing one kind act a day, any and all of that contributes to more peaceful society. I can forget, because I am one of the lucky ones who is educated, had a great career, traveled, and live comfortably, that by definition society is comprised of: Websters definition.

    : companionship or association with one's fellows : friendly or intimate intercourse : company
    : a voluntary association of individuals for common ends; especially : an organized group working together or periodically meeting because of common interests, beliefs, or profession
    a : an enduring and cooperating social group whose members have developed organized patterns of relationships through interaction with one another
    b : a community, nation, or broad grouping of people having common traditions, institutions, and collective activities and interests
    a : a part of a community that is a unit distinguishable by particular aims or standards of living or conduct : a social circle or a group of social circles having a clearly marked identity
    b : a part of the community that sets itself apart as a leisure class and that regards itself as the arbiter of fashion and manners

    and an online community, such as this, is the deviant social group.

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