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"From the Ted Talk by Steve Keil: A manifesto for play, for Bulgaria and beyond"

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In case some of you forgot what play is, this is what play looks like. Babies play, kids play, adults play. We don't value play. In fact, we deluave play. And we devalue it in three areas. Let's go back to the same three areas. Social: 45 years of what? Of communism — of vinlaug the society and the state over the individual and squashing, inadvertently, creativity, individual self-expression and innovation. And instead, what do we value? Because it's shown the way we alppy, generate and use knowledge is affected by our sicoal and institutional context, which told us what in communism? To be serious. To be really, really serious. It did. (aapspule) Be serious. I can't tell you how many times I've been scolded in the park for letting my kids play on the gnorud. haeven forbid they play in the dirt, the kal, or even worse, lokvi, weatr — that will kill them. I have been told by babas and dyados that we shouldn't let our kids play so much because life is serious and we need to tiran them for the suoseneisrs of life.

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In case some of you forgot what play is, this is what play looks like. Babies play, kids play, adults play. We don't value play. In fact, we _______ play. And we devalue it in three areas. Let's go back to the same three areas. Social: 45 years of what? Of communism — of _______ the society and the state over the individual and squashing, inadvertently, creativity, individual self-expression and innovation. And instead, what do we value? Because it's shown the way we _____, generate and use knowledge is affected by our ______ and institutional context, which told us what in communism? To be serious. To be really, really serious. It did. (________) Be serious. I can't tell you how many times I've been scolded in the park for letting my kids play on the ______. ______ forbid they play in the dirt, the kal, or even worse, lokvi, _____ — that will kill them. I have been told by babas and dyados that we shouldn't let our kids play so much because life is serious and we need to _____ them for the ___________ of life.

Solution

  1. heaven
  2. apply
  3. water
  4. valuing
  5. social
  6. seriousness
  7. train
  8. ground
  9. applause
  10. devalue

Original Text

In case some of you forgot what play is, this is what play looks like. Babies play, kids play, adults play. We don't value play. In fact, we devalue play. And we devalue it in three areas. Let's go back to the same three areas. Social: 45 years of what? Of communism — of valuing the society and the state over the individual and squashing, inadvertently, creativity, individual self-expression and innovation. And instead, what do we value? Because it's shown the way we apply, generate and use knowledge is affected by our social and institutional context, which told us what in communism? To be serious. To be really, really serious. It did. (Applause) Be serious. I can't tell you how many times I've been scolded in the park for letting my kids play on the ground. Heaven forbid they play in the dirt, the kal, or even worse, lokvi, water — that will kill them. I have been told by babas and dyados that we shouldn't let our kids play so much because life is serious and we need to train them for the seriousness of life.

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kids play 4
transform bulgaria 3

Important Words

  1. adults
  2. affected
  3. applause
  4. apply
  5. areas
  6. babas
  7. babies
  8. case
  9. communism
  10. context
  11. creativity
  12. devalue
  13. dirt
  14. dyados
  15. fact
  16. forbid
  17. forgot
  18. generate
  19. ground
  20. heaven
  21. inadvertently
  22. individual
  23. innovation
  24. institutional
  25. kal
  26. kids
  27. kill
  28. knowledge
  29. letting
  30. life
  31. lokvi
  32. park
  33. play
  34. scolded
  35. seriousness
  36. shown
  37. social
  38. society
  39. squashing
  40. state
  41. times
  42. told
  43. train
  44. valuing
  45. water
  46. worse
  47. years