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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 17 2013: Rebecca at least you have started asking & wondering.

    Firstly be thankful for what you have, make good use of it, there is nothing wrong in being rich and successful and securing your future.

    Think of others and animals, do kind things.

    Be mindful if an elderly person at the supermarket needs a hand or a smile.

    Then when you find something to be passionate about, i.e. helping find homes for the homeless, animal rescue centres, whatever.........throw your heart, soul and might into solving the confronting issues don't be afraid or hold back.
    Usually a cause will find you if your heart is open. Or join a good Charity.

    They say that those who live with compassion and passion for a good cause are truly living and happy and I believe you will find, as I have, this is so true.

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