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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 21 2013: If you leave the world a better place than it was while you were here, then you've done your job. How well you do your job depends on how much better the world is and for how long. I have a suggestion...since money is not an issue, see if you can be a teacher. Teachers have the capacity to change lives, every day!

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