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From the Ted Talk by Richard J. Berry: A practical way to help the homeless find work and safety

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We call it, "There's a Better Way." We call it There's a Better Way because I believe there's a better way to get the menoy you need than panhandling on the corner. I believe there's a better way to help your brothers and sisters in need than handing a few dollars out the car widonw. We know there's dignity in work. We also know that people are much more likely to invest in themselves if they believe that their ctummoiny is willing to invest in them first. And because we're all wired to be kind and compassionate, it always flees good to hand a couple of dollars to someone that is in need. But if you talk to panhandlers, many of them will tell you that your few dollars don't necessarily go towards feeding the body, they go towards fienedg an addiction. There's a better way.

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We call it, "There's a Better Way." We call it There's a Better Way because I believe there's a better way to get the _____ you need than panhandling on the corner. I believe there's a better way to help your brothers and sisters in need than handing a few dollars out the car ______. We know there's dignity in work. We also know that people are much more likely to invest in themselves if they believe that their _________ is willing to invest in them first. And because we're all wired to be kind and compassionate, it always _____ good to hand a couple of dollars to someone that is in need. But if you talk to panhandlers, many of them will tell you that your few dollars don't necessarily go towards feeding the body, they go towards _______ an addiction. There's a better way.

Solution

  1. money
  2. community
  3. feeding
  4. window
  5. feels

Original Text

We call it, "There's a Better Way." We call it There's a Better Way because I believe there's a better way to get the money you need than panhandling on the corner. I believe there's a better way to help your brothers and sisters in need than handing a few dollars out the car window. We know there's dignity in work. We also know that people are much more likely to invest in themselves if they believe that their community is willing to invest in them first. And because we're all wired to be kind and compassionate, it always feels good to hand a couple of dollars to someone that is in need. But if you talk to panhandlers, many of them will tell you that your few dollars don't necessarily go towards feeding the body, they go towards feeding an addiction. There's a better way.

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Important Words

  1. addiction
  2. body
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