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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 14 2013: Listen to what you are saying Rebecca: "A life long struggle with the feeling ....you are not contributing". There is a part inside you which struggles for your attention to a certain talent of yours which you have left it latent and obscure. This is the part of you that can and will contribute to the alleviation of pain in this world. You see Rebecca, the inner "nagging" occurs for the same reasons the outer nagging occurs.... no response to the real need. You have the need to feel significant through your contribution to a meaningful action towards this direction. Therefore heeding your inner impulses and nuances can reveal to you the potency of the side which has been neglected or suppressed so far on favour of other parts more social and comfortable. Actually in order to contribute to a solution - in whatever field we start by listening/attending/responding to a real need.
    Therefore find out your passions, and then look out to what field of this world you would like to participate actively. Environmental awareness, women’s causes, children’s causes, men’s issues, animal welfare, old age, schools, NGO’s. What inspires you most and where do you feel passionate and comfortable at the same time. You can have an investigating look in health issues, poverty issues, love issues, relationships, interspecies understanding, peace building etc. One can find things that inspire the mind and the heart. It is important that we find satisfaction in whatever we are doing, since during our contribution we actually contribute to the development of our spiritual awakening. I am saying that we have to honour our little voices and senses since they usually have something valuable to communicate to us in terms of directing our actions to match our talents, potential and inner wishes to make good to the world we are living in.

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