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From the Ted Talk "Dan Gilbert: The psychology of your future self"

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Let me give you some data to back up that claim. So here's a study of change in people's ________ values over time. Here's three values. Everybody here holds all of them, but you probably know that as you grow, as you age, the _______ of these values shifts. So how does it do so? Well, we asked thousands of people. We asked half of them to predict for us how much their ______ would change in the next 10 years, and the others to tell us how much their values had changed in the last 10 years. And this _______ us to do a really interesting kind of analysis, because it allowed us to compare the predictions of ______, say, 18 years old, to the reports of people who were 28, and to do that kind of analysis throughout the lifespan.

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  1. personal
  2. values
  3. balance
  4. enabled
  5. people

Original Text

Let me give you some data to back up that claim. So here's a study of change in people's personal values over time. Here's three values. Everybody here holds all of them, but you probably know that as you grow, as you age, the balance of these values shifts. So how does it do so? Well, we asked thousands of people. We asked half of them to predict for us how much their values would change in the next 10 years, and the others to tell us how much their values had changed in the last 10 years. And this enabled us to do a really interesting kind of analysis, because it allowed us to compare the predictions of people, say, 18 years old, to the reports of people who were 28, and to do that kind of analysis throughout the lifespan.

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