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Rebecca Lynn

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What is my obligation to society and the world?

I am a person that was born in good health, to a great family, a relatively high IQ, and with financial means and connections. I have struggled my entire life with feeling that have not done my part to contribute to the solving the problems of the world. Is there a TED scholar in this community that can help me come up with a realistic goal that would allow me to feel satisfied with my contribution to the world? I would love it if someone could come up with a talk relating to this subject.

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  • Sep 13 2013: By asking just that question here you already for filled it.

    To be aware of your responsibility to the world and society is something far to rare in people.
    But it's the corner stone of a healthy mind that cares about the world and people around them.

    Every person is different and with that everyone's obligation to the world is different, we all have our roles to play regardless of how big or small they might be.If you just keep that question in your mind I'am confident you will find your role and be an positive influence to the world.

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