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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: It's interesting I would have thought his question closed weeks ago but reading the comments and all the well thought offers to remedy the planet and society in general or to look inward. No one has suggested that you raise a good family.

    I think in doing so, we are ashamed to suggest that a healthy woman not do the one thing she is capable of doing, pro create. You mention all the elements for what is key to having a family. Family fills that gap in our nature when we are confronted with life's transitions. For some, having a child in a family is the only or one accomplishment they can say was their contribution to the world. A small thought but an important one. More talks on the value of human life and a strong family would be a great topic.

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