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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 16 2013: Very commendable thought. Like many others you seem to be at a loss, your condition is akin to that of Gautama Buddha. So come out of your cloistered affluent surroundings, take a long long walk, get first hand experience, try experimenting with what works best for you.

    There is a lot to do, the world needs people like you. I am confident if you have an ardent desire, you will surely succeed. Here is wishing you all the best.

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