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From the Ted Talk "Abigail Marsh: Why some people are more altruistic than others"

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But I also think that this is a view of the world that's __________ by many and maybe even most people. And I think this because at the societal level, expansions of ________ and compassion are already happening everywhere. The psychologist Steven ______ and others have shown that all around the _____ people are becoming less and less accepting of suffering in ever-widening circles of others, which has led to declines of all kinds of _______ and violence, from animal abuse to domestic ________ to capital punishment. And it's led to increases in all kinds of altruism. A hundred years ago, people would have thought it was _________ how normal and ordinary it is for people to donate their blood and bone marrow to complete strangers today. Is it possible that a hundred years from now ______ will think that donating a kidney to a stranger is just as normal and ordinary as we think donating blood and bone marrow is today? Maybe.

Solution

  1. violence
  2. people
  3. ludicrous
  4. cruelty
  5. pinker
  6. attainable
  7. world
  8. altruism

Original Text

But I also think that this is a view of the world that's attainable by many and maybe even most people. And I think this because at the societal level, expansions of altruism and compassion are already happening everywhere. The psychologist Steven Pinker and others have shown that all around the world people are becoming less and less accepting of suffering in ever-widening circles of others, which has led to declines of all kinds of cruelty and violence, from animal abuse to domestic violence to capital punishment. And it's led to increases in all kinds of altruism. A hundred years ago, people would have thought it was ludicrous how normal and ordinary it is for people to donate their blood and bone marrow to complete strangers today. Is it possible that a hundred years from now people will think that donating a kidney to a stranger is just as normal and ordinary as we think donating blood and bone marrow is today? Maybe.

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Important Words

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