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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 20 2013: Rebecca I couldn't really express myself in 2000 characters. What I'm essentially trying to say is, if you have the means and the right connections then use it to make a difference at a level that will impact the entire structure of our world. Initially when I began thinking of doing something worthwhile I wanted to open a school and give children a good education, but with time I thought that if I opened a school I might benefit only those children who come to that school. But if I can help initiate a process that would change our entire education system I could help millions of children. We need to change our entire school curriculum as well as our approach to education. You could start by speaking to people involved in such endeavors and perhaps listen to TED talks on such topics. I suggest you listen to the talks given by Ken Robinson. You don't have to be an educator to change our education system. You need to have the desire to initiate a change. If you are motivated enough we can change things in our countries and the world at large. :)

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