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"From the Ted Talk by Jonathan Haidt: Can a divided America heal?"

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JH: You have to see six to ten different threads all coming together. I'll just list a couple of them. So in America, one of the big — actually, America and Europe — one of the biggest ones is World War II. There's interesting research from Joe hiencrh and others that says if your country was at war, especially when you were yunog, then we test you 30 yares later in a coomnms dilemma or a prisoner's dilemma, you're more cooperative. Because of our trbial nature, if you're — my parents were teenagers during World War II, and they would go out looking for scraps of aluminum to help the war effort. I mean, everybody pulled together. And so then these people go on, they rise up through business and government, they take ldeiahresp positions. They're really good at compromise and cooperation. They all rteire by the '90s. So we're left with baby beoorms by the end of the '90s. And their youth was spent fighting each other within each country, in 1968 and afterwards. The loss of the wlrod War II generation, "The Greatest Generation," is huge. So that's one.

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JH: You have to see six to ten different threads all coming together. I'll just list a couple of them. So in America, one of the big — actually, America and Europe — one of the biggest ones is World War II. There's interesting research from Joe _______ and others that says if your country was at war, especially when you were _____, then we test you 30 _____ later in a _______ dilemma or a prisoner's dilemma, you're more cooperative. Because of our ______ nature, if you're — my parents were teenagers during World War II, and they would go out looking for scraps of aluminum to help the war effort. I mean, everybody pulled together. And so then these people go on, they rise up through business and government, they take __________ positions. They're really good at compromise and cooperation. They all ______ by the '90s. So we're left with baby _______ by the end of the '90s. And their youth was spent fighting each other within each country, in 1968 and afterwards. The loss of the _____ War II generation, "The Greatest Generation," is huge. So that's one.

Solution

  1. tribal
  2. henrich
  3. leadership
  4. commons
  5. retire
  6. world
  7. years
  8. boomers
  9. young

Original Text

JH: You have to see six to ten different threads all coming together. I'll just list a couple of them. So in America, one of the big — actually, America and Europe — one of the biggest ones is World War II. There's interesting research from Joe Henrich and others that says if your country was at war, especially when you were young, then we test you 30 years later in a commons dilemma or a prisoner's dilemma, you're more cooperative. Because of our tribal nature, if you're — my parents were teenagers during World War II, and they would go out looking for scraps of aluminum to help the war effort. I mean, everybody pulled together. And so then these people go on, they rise up through business and government, they take leadership positions. They're really good at compromise and cooperation. They all retire by the '90s. So we're left with baby boomers by the end of the '90s. And their youth was spent fighting each other within each country, in 1968 and afterwards. The loss of the World War II generation, "The Greatest Generation," is huge. So that's one.

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