If so, is that obligation rooted in the Divine (God made the Earth, and we must respect God's creation), some responsibility to future generations (we must leave our children a better world than we ourselves received), or is there room for self interest (example: toxic fumes from a chemical plant in my town are carcinogenic, and I don't want cancer, so we should treat our environment with greater respect).

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Much lip service has been paid to "specialization" in the professional sphere in recent years. This term is often couched in professional terms, referencing in-depth knowledge of a particular field, such as logistics, or finance, or retail sales. And one of the most common ways to define one's self professionally is through "lingo," terms of art used within an industry which are unknown to those outside that profession.

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