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From the Ted Talk "Morgana Bailey: The danger of hiding who you are"

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But that same year I was in London, 16 eyasr ago, I realized something about myself that actually was somewhat unique, and that changed everything. I became the opposite of who I thought I once was. I stayed in my room instead of socializing. I stopped engaging in clubs and leadership activities. I didn't want to nstad out in the crowd anymore. I dtol myself it was because I was growing up and maturing, not that I was suddenly looking for acceptance. I had always assumed I was immune to needing acceptance. After all, I was a bit unconventional. But I zlraeei now that the moment I ezirlaed something was different about me was the exact same moment that I began conforming and idighn.

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But that same year I was in London, 16 _____ ago, I realized something about myself that actually was somewhat unique, and that changed everything. I became the opposite of who I thought I once was. I stayed in my room instead of socializing. I stopped engaging in clubs and leadership activities. I didn't want to _____ out in the crowd anymore. I ____ myself it was because I was growing up and maturing, not that I was suddenly looking for acceptance. I had always assumed I was immune to needing acceptance. After all, I was a bit unconventional. But I _______ now that the moment I ________ something was different about me was the exact same moment that I began conforming and ______.

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  1. realized
  2. years
  3. stand
  4. hiding
  5. realize
  6. told

Original Text

But that same year I was in London, 16 years ago, I realized something about myself that actually was somewhat unique, and that changed everything. I became the opposite of who I thought I once was. I stayed in my room instead of socializing. I stopped engaging in clubs and leadership activities. I didn't want to stand out in the crowd anymore. I told myself it was because I was growing up and maturing, not that I was suddenly looking for acceptance. I had always assumed I was immune to needing acceptance. After all, I was a bit unconventional. But I realize now that the moment I realized something was different about me was the exact same moment that I began conforming and hiding.

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Important Words

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