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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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  • Oct 5 2013: "He must exist for his own sake, neither sacrificing himself to others nor sacrificing others to himself.
    The pursuit of his own rational self-interest and of his own happiness is the highest moral purpose of his life" - Ayn Rand

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