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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: To a very high degree you already have completed your obligation to the world, you just don't know it, you have looked after yourself. Think what a nice world it would be if everyone did the same. Enjoy the rest of your life and what you have worked for, you can't pass along the gene of self sufficiency.

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