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    committed you to your world

    What is the following in red saying in the context?

    She had once taken out a loan to buy her son a guitar for Christmas. "As importantly," Springsteen noted, "she gave me a sense of work as something that was joyous, and that committed you to your world. This is yours tonight," he said, holding up the Hall of Fame statuette and looking at her.

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    Re: committed you to your world

    His mother was saying that work connected you to your surroundings and to society as a whole; it made you a stake-holder in life, rather than a passive observer.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: committed you to your world



    And don‘t forget, the connections have two ends - your surroundings and society can count on you as a stakeholder.

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