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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: The question can only be answered by you.
    Once you have figured out your greatest strengths are, then you can figure out how to use them to benefit society. Also realize that just because your actions do not directly affect millions of people right away, that it is not affecting the global society.
    Remember there is an event called "chain reaction, butterfly effect, etc."
    Your actions or non-actions will have an effect on someone half way round the world, only thing is you won't be there to see it.
    Good Luck.

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