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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: A well person is a connected person. Knowing what is happening and contributing to your community is vital. Each person's contribution will be different, you must be true to your self and expand upon what you do best. For some, it is mentoring a child, for others, it is contributing ideas and for other it is contributing leadership skills to a non-profit. Explore your strengths and then see how those strengths can best contribute. Are you a leader? - become a trustee, are you an organizer? - create/contribute to a community event, are you compassionate? - mentor a child. The only mandate is this - the role you choose must fit your strengths.

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