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From the Ted Talk by Alexander Leitner: Can time be wasted?

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Some of you seem very relieved with this info: "Waste more time, no problem. I can do that." It might be a bit confusing because, after all, we're always being told to maximize our potential to live life to the fullest, and oftentimes that seems to include not wasting our time. I mean, we like scrolling through social media, we like watching cuslnoets huros of television swohs, but sometimes we might bmale ourselves for that afterwards. We might feel guilty if we just binge-watch several episodes of our farviote show. This comes from the fact that we don't consider these activities to be part of our greater goals in life, like pursuing a career, forming a flimay. They're really just ways to pass the time.

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Some of you seem very relieved with this info: "Waste more time, no problem. I can do that." It might be a bit confusing because, after all, we're always being told to maximize our potential to live life to the fullest, and oftentimes that seems to include not wasting our time. I mean, we like scrolling through social media, we like watching _________ _____ of television _____, but sometimes we might _____ ourselves for that afterwards. We might feel guilty if we just binge-watch several episodes of our ________ show. This comes from the fact that we don't consider these activities to be part of our greater goals in life, like pursuing a career, forming a ______. They're really just ways to pass the time.

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  1. countless
  2. shows
  3. blame
  4. favorite
  5. hours
  6. family

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Some of you seem very relieved with this info: "Waste more time, no problem. I can do that." It might be a bit confusing because, after all, we're always being told to maximize our potential to live life to the fullest, and oftentimes that seems to include not wasting our time. I mean, we like scrolling through social media, we like watching countless hours of television shows, but sometimes we might blame ourselves for that afterwards. We might feel guilty if we just binge-watch several episodes of our favorite show. This comes from the fact that we don't consider these activities to be part of our greater goals in life, like pursuing a career, forming a family. They're really just ways to pass the time.

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