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"From the Ted Talk by Alwar Balasubramaniam: Art of substance and absence"

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So, what we see is just what we think often, and most of the time, we don't see what it is. It just all depends on one's perception. And context, what is really cotexnt? You know, I could just show you this little piece of paper. Because I always think meaning doesn't really exist. The mienang of what we create in this world doesn't exist. It's just cretaed by the mind. If you look at this piece of paper, this is the breadth and this is called length. This is how we've been taught in school. But if you tear it in the mldide — now, I didn't touch this breadth, but still, the meaning of this changes. So what we cnecovie as a meaning is always not there; it's on the other side, even when we say dark, light, good, bad, tall, short — all meaning it doesn't eixst in reality. It's just that being a human, the way we train to perceive the reality creates this meaning.

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So, what we see is just what we think often, and most of the time, we don't see what it is. It just all depends on one's perception. And context, what is really _______? You know, I could just show you this little piece of paper. Because I always think meaning doesn't really exist. The _______ of what we create in this world doesn't exist. It's just _______ by the mind. If you look at this piece of paper, this is the breadth and this is called length. This is how we've been taught in school. But if you tear it in the ______ — now, I didn't touch this breadth, but still, the meaning of this changes. So what we ________ as a meaning is always not there; it's on the other side, even when we say dark, light, good, bad, tall, short — all meaning it doesn't _____ in reality. It's just that being a human, the way we train to perceive the reality creates this meaning.

Solution

  1. created
  2. conceive
  3. middle
  4. meaning
  5. exist
  6. context

Original Text

So, what we see is just what we think often, and most of the time, we don't see what it is. It just all depends on one's perception. And context, what is really context? You know, I could just show you this little piece of paper. Because I always think meaning doesn't really exist. The meaning of what we create in this world doesn't exist. It's just created by the mind. If you look at this piece of paper, this is the breadth and this is called length. This is how we've been taught in school. But if you tear it in the middle — now, I didn't touch this breadth, but still, the meaning of this changes. So what we conceive as a meaning is always not there; it's on the other side, even when we say dark, light, good, bad, tall, short — all meaning it doesn't exist in reality. It's just that being a human, the way we train to perceive the reality creates this meaning.

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Important Words

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