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From the Ted Talk by Kevin Breel: Confessions of a depressed comic

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And I didn't, so that makes me one of the lucky ones, one of the pepole who gets to step out on the ldege and look down but not jump, one of the lucky ones who survives. Well, I svveiurd, and that just leaves me with my story, and my story is this: In four simple words, I suffer from dseoiseprn. I suffer from depression, and for a long time, I think, I was living two totally different lives, where one person was always aaifrd of the other. I was afraid that people would see me for who I really was, that I wasn't the perfect, popular kid in high school everyone thought I was, that beneath my smile, there was slugtgre, and beneath my light, there was dark, and beneath my big personality just hid even bgiger pain.

Open Cloze

And I didn't, so that makes me one of the lucky ones, one of the ______ who gets to step out on the _____ and look down but not jump, one of the lucky ones who survives. Well, I ________, and that just leaves me with my story, and my story is this: In four simple words, I suffer from __________. I suffer from depression, and for a long time, I think, I was living two totally different lives, where one person was always ______ of the other. I was afraid that people would see me for who I really was, that I wasn't the perfect, popular kid in high school everyone thought I was, that beneath my smile, there was ________, and beneath my light, there was dark, and beneath my big personality just hid even ______ pain.

Solution

  1. depression
  2. struggle
  3. bigger
  4. survived
  5. people
  6. afraid
  7. ledge

Original Text

And I didn't, so that makes me one of the lucky ones, one of the people who gets to step out on the ledge and look down but not jump, one of the lucky ones who survives. Well, I survived, and that just leaves me with my story, and my story is this: In four simple words, I suffer from depression. I suffer from depression, and for a long time, I think, I was living two totally different lives, where one person was always afraid of the other. I was afraid that people would see me for who I really was, that I wasn't the perfect, popular kid in high school everyone thought I was, that beneath my smile, there was struggle, and beneath my light, there was dark, and beneath my big personality just hid even bigger pain.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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real depression 2
massive problem 2
single day 2
tough time 2
standing strong 2

Important Words

  1. afraid
  2. beneath
  3. big
  4. bigger
  5. dark
  6. depression
  7. hid
  8. high
  9. jump
  10. kid
  11. leaves
  12. ledge
  13. light
  14. lives
  15. living
  16. long
  17. lucky
  18. pain
  19. people
  20. perfect
  21. person
  22. personality
  23. popular
  24. school
  25. simple
  26. smile
  27. step
  28. story
  29. struggle
  30. suffer
  31. survived
  32. survives
  33. thought
  34. time
  35. totally
  36. words