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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 12 2013: We all live in our own bubble thus to seek a solution outside this would not be very satisfying. Every human is fighting his or her battle at an individual level. To see the meaning of goodness in these battles is the source of all the energy an individual can use for the good of the society. If you yourself are not happy then you would not be able to contribute as much as you can.

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