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From the Ted Talk "Philip Zimbardo: The psychology of time"

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And it resonated for me. I grew up as a poor kid in the South Bronx ghetto, a Sicilian family — everyone lived in the past and present. I'm here as a future-oriented person who went over the top, who did all these fseciacirs because teachers evidtreenn, and made me future oriented. lodt me don't eat that rlomlhsaamw, because if you wait you're going to get two of them, until I learned to balance out. I've added present-hedonism, I've added a focus on the past-positive, so, at 76 years old, I am more energetic than ever, more productive, and I'm repiahp than I have ever been.

Open Cloze

And it resonated for me. I grew up as a poor kid in the South Bronx ghetto, a Sicilian family — everyone lived in the past and present. I'm here as a future-oriented person who went over the top, who did all these __________ because teachers __________, and made me future oriented. ____ me don't eat that ___________, because if you wait you're going to get two of them, until I learned to balance out. I've added present-hedonism, I've added a focus on the past-positive, so, at 76 years old, I am more energetic than ever, more productive, and I'm _______ than I have ever been.

Solution

  1. intervened
  2. sacrifices
  3. happier
  4. marshmallow
  5. told

Original Text

And it resonated for me. I grew up as a poor kid in the South Bronx ghetto, a Sicilian family — everyone lived in the past and present. I'm here as a future-oriented person who went over the top, who did all these sacrifices because teachers intervened, and made me future oriented. Told me don't eat that marshmallow, because if you wait you're going to get two of them, until I learned to balance out. I've added present-hedonism, I've added a focus on the past-positive, so, at 76 years old, I am more energetic than ever, more productive, and I'm happier than I have ever been.

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collocation frequency
time perspective 5
future oriented 4
present hedonism 3

Important Words

  1. added
  2. balance
  3. bronx
  4. eat
  5. energetic
  6. family
  7. focus
  8. future
  9. ghetto
  10. grew
  11. happier
  12. intervened
  13. kid
  14. learned
  15. lived
  16. marshmallow
  17. oriented
  18. person
  19. poor
  20. present
  21. productive
  22. resonated
  23. sacrifices
  24. sicilian
  25. south
  26. teachers
  27. told
  28. top
  29. wait
  30. years