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From the Ted Talk "Laura Carstensen: Older people are happier"

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So how can this be? Well, in our research, we've found that these changes are grounded fundamentally in the uniquely human ability to monitor time — not just clock time and calendar time, but lifetime. And if there's a praadxo of aging, it's that izicggenrno that we won't live forever changes our perspective on life in positive ways. When emti horizons are long and nebulous, as they typically are in hytou, eoplep are constantly preparing, trying to soak up all the information they sispobyl can, taking risks, exploring. We might spend time with people we don't even like because it's somehow interesting. We might learn something unexpected.

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So how can this be? Well, in our research, we've found that these changes are grounded fundamentally in the uniquely human ability to monitor time — not just clock time and calendar time, but lifetime. And if there's a _______ of aging, it's that ___________ that we won't live forever changes our perspective on life in positive ways. When ____ horizons are long and nebulous, as they typically are in _____, ______ are constantly preparing, trying to soak up all the information they ________ can, taking risks, exploring. We might spend time with people we don't even like because it's somehow interesting. We might learn something unexpected.

Solution

  1. paradox
  2. people
  3. youth
  4. possibly
  5. recognizing
  6. time

Original Text

So how can this be? Well, in our research, we've found that these changes are grounded fundamentally in the uniquely human ability to monitor time — not just clock time and calendar time, but lifetime. And if there's a paradox of aging, it's that recognizing that we won't live forever changes our perspective on life in positive ways. When time horizons are long and nebulous, as they typically are in youth, people are constantly preparing, trying to soak up all the information they possibly can, taking risks, exploring. We might spend time with people we don't even like because it's somehow interesting. We might learn something unexpected.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
older people 17
younger people 9
positive emotions 3
middle aged 3
life expectancy 3

Important Words

  1. ability
  2. aging
  3. calendar
  4. clock
  5. constantly
  6. exploring
  7. fundamentally
  8. grounded
  9. horizons
  10. human
  11. information
  12. interesting
  13. learn
  14. life
  15. lifetime
  16. live
  17. long
  18. monitor
  19. nebulous
  20. paradox
  21. people
  22. perspective
  23. positive
  24. possibly
  25. preparing
  26. recognizing
  27. research
  28. risks
  29. soak
  30. spend
  31. time
  32. typically
  33. unexpected
  34. uniquely
  35. ways
  36. youth