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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 9 2013: Your true obligation to the world, as I see it, is to make the world better and more enjoyable than how you found it. It will never be about you, but rather about the greater common good. It all starts with one small act just like the first domino falling. Have you ever seen the movie "Pay it forward"?

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