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From the Ted Talk by Mark Pollock and Simone George: A love letter to realism in a time of grief

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But if you remember the blog that I mentioned, it posed a question of how we should respond, optimist, realist or something else? And I think we have come to understand that the optimists rely on hope alone and they risk being disappointed and demoralized. The realists, on the other hand, they accept the btural facts and they keep hope alive, as well. The realists have managed to rlevose the tension between aepccnctae and hope by running them in plaelarl. And that's what Simone and I have been trying to do over the last number of yraes.

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But if you remember the blog that I mentioned, it posed a question of how we should respond, optimist, realist or something else? And I think we have come to understand that the optimists rely on hope alone and they risk being disappointed and demoralized. The realists, on the other hand, they accept the ______ facts and they keep hope alive, as well. The realists have managed to _______ the tension between __________ and hope by running them in ________. And that's what Simone and I have been trying to do over the last number of _____.

Solution

  1. acceptance
  2. resolve
  3. parallel
  4. brutal
  5. years

Original Text

But if you remember the blog that I mentioned, it posed a question of how we should respond, optimist, realist or something else? And I think we have come to understand that the optimists rely on hope alone and they risk being disappointed and demoralized. The realists, on the other hand, they accept the brutal facts and they keep hope alive, as well. The realists have managed to resolve the tension between acceptance and hope by running them in parallel. And that's what Simone and I have been trying to do over the last number of years.

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