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"From the Ted Talk by Sherry Turkle: Connected, but alone?"

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Across the generations, I see that people can't get enough of each other, if and only if they can have each other at a distance, in amounts they can control. I call it the Goldilocks effect: not too close, not too far, just right. But what might feel just right for that middle-aged etxcvuiee can be a prlobem for an adolescent who needs to develop face-to-face reioitnsphlas. An 18-year-old boy who uses texting for almost everything says to me wistfully, "Someday, someday, but certainly not now, I'd like to learn how to have a conversation."

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Across the generations, I see that people can't get enough of each other, if and only if they can have each other at a distance, in amounts they can control. I call it the Goldilocks effect: not too close, not too far, just right. But what might feel just right for that middle-aged _________ can be a _______ for an adolescent who needs to develop face-to-face _____________. An 18-year-old boy who uses texting for almost everything says to me wistfully, "Someday, someday, but certainly not now, I'd like to learn how to have a conversation."

Solution

  1. relationships
  2. problem
  3. executive

Original Text

Across the generations, I see that people can't get enough of each other, if and only if they can have each other at a distance, in amounts they can control. I call it the Goldilocks effect: not too close, not too far, just right. But what might feel just right for that middle-aged executive can be a problem for an adolescent who needs to develop face-to-face relationships. An 18-year-old boy who uses texting for almost everything says to me wistfully, "Someday, someday, but certainly not now, I'd like to learn how to have a conversation."

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Important Words

  1. adolescent
  2. amounts
  3. boy
  4. call
  5. close
  6. control
  7. conversation
  8. develop
  9. distance
  10. executive
  11. feel
  12. generations
  13. goldilocks
  14. learn
  15. people
  16. problem
  17. relationships
  18. texting
  19. wistfully