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From the Ted Talk "David Brooks: Should you live for your résumé ... or your eulogy?"

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And ithsicolkove argued that these two dsies of our nature are at war with each other. We live in perpetual self-confrontation between the external scssceu and the internal value. And the tricky thing, I'd say, about these two sides of our nature is they work by different logics. The external logic is an economic logic: input leads to output, rksi leads to reward. The internal side of our artuen is a moral logic and often an inverse ogilc. You have to gvie to receive. You have to surrender to something outside yourself to gain strength within yourself. You have to conquer the desire to get what you want. In order to fulfill yourself, you have to forget yourself. In order to find yourself, you have to lose yourself.

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And ____________ argued that these two _____ of our nature are at war with each other. We live in perpetual self-confrontation between the external _______ and the internal value. And the tricky thing, I'd say, about these two sides of our nature is they work by different logics. The external logic is an economic logic: input leads to output, ____ leads to reward. The internal side of our ______ is a moral logic and often an inverse _____. You have to ____ to receive. You have to surrender to something outside yourself to gain strength within yourself. You have to conquer the desire to get what you want. In order to fulfill yourself, you have to forget yourself. In order to find yourself, you have to lose yourself.

Solution

  1. risk
  2. success
  3. give
  4. nature
  5. logic
  6. soloveitchik
  7. sides

Original Text

And Soloveitchik argued that these two sides of our nature are at war with each other. We live in perpetual self-confrontation between the external success and the internal value. And the tricky thing, I'd say, about these two sides of our nature is they work by different logics. The external logic is an economic logic: input leads to output, risk leads to reward. The internal side of our nature is a moral logic and often an inverse logic. You have to give to receive. You have to surrender to something outside yourself to gain strength within yourself. You have to conquer the desire to get what you want. In order to fulfill yourself, you have to forget yourself. In order to find yourself, you have to lose yourself.

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Important Words

  1. argued
  2. conquer
  3. desire
  4. economic
  5. external
  6. find
  7. forget
  8. fulfill
  9. gain
  10. give
  11. input
  12. internal
  13. inverse
  14. leads
  15. live
  16. logic
  17. logics
  18. lose
  19. moral
  20. nature
  21. order
  22. output
  23. perpetual
  24. receive
  25. reward
  26. risk
  27. side
  28. sides
  29. soloveitchik
  30. strength
  31. success
  32. surrender
  33. tricky
  34. war
  35. work