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From the Ted Talk "Alain de Botton: Atheism 2.0"

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So religions are cultures of repetition. They circle the great truths again and again and again. We associate tontipreei with boredom. "Give us the new," we're always saying. "The new is better than the old." If I said to you, "Okay, we're not going to have new TED. We're just going to run through all the old ones and watch them five metsi because they're so true. We're going to watch ehtbalezi Gilbert five times because what she says is so clever," you'd feel cheated. Not so if you're adopting a irosguile mindset.

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So religions are cultures of repetition. They circle the great truths again and again and again. We associate __________ with boredom. "Give us the new," we're always saying. "The new is better than the old." If I said to you, "Okay, we're not going to have new TED. We're just going to run through all the old ones and watch them five _____ because they're so true. We're going to watch _________ Gilbert five times because what she says is so clever," you'd feel cheated. Not so if you're adopting a _________ mindset.

Solution

  1. repetition
  2. religious
  3. elizabeth
  4. times

Original Text

So religions are cultures of repetition. They circle the great truths again and again and again. We associate repetition with boredom. "Give us the new," we're always saying. "The new is better than the old." If I said to you, "Okay, we're not going to have new TED. We're just going to run through all the old ones and watch them five times because they're so true. We're going to watch Elizabeth Gilbert five times because what she says is so clever," you'd feel cheated. Not so if you're adopting a religious mindset.

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Important Words

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  11. great
  12. mindset
  13. religions
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  15. repetition
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  21. watch