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From the Ted Talk by Elizabeth Lindsey: Curating humanity's heritage

Unscramble the Blue Letters

The year is 2010. Just as the women in Hawaii that reisad me pctiedred, the world is in trouble. We live in a society bloated with data, yet starved for wdiosm. We're connected 24/7, yet anxiety, fear, depression and linsleenos is at an all-time high. We must course-correct. An aficran shaman said, "Your society worships the jester while the king sandts in plian clothes." The link between the past and the future is fragile. This I know intimately, because even as I travel throughout the world to listen to these stories and record them, I struggle. I am haunted by the fact that I no longer remember the names of the winds and the rains.

Open Cloze

The year is 2010. Just as the women in Hawaii that ______ me _________, the world is in trouble. We live in a society bloated with data, yet starved for ______. We're connected 24/7, yet anxiety, fear, depression and __________ is at an all-time high. We must course-correct. An _______ shaman said, "Your society worships the jester while the king ______ in _____ clothes." The link between the past and the future is fragile. This I know intimately, because even as I travel throughout the world to listen to these stories and record them, I struggle. I am haunted by the fact that I no longer remember the names of the winds and the rains.

Solution

  1. african
  2. predicted
  3. raised
  4. loneliness
  5. wisdom
  6. plain
  7. stands

Original Text

The year is 2010. Just as the women in Hawaii that raised me predicted, the world is in trouble. We live in a society bloated with data, yet starved for wisdom. We're connected 24/7, yet anxiety, fear, depression and loneliness is at an all-time high. We must course-correct. An African shaman said, "Your society worships the jester while the king stands in plain clothes." The link between the past and the future is fragile. This I know intimately, because even as I travel throughout the world to listen to these stories and record them, I struggle. I am haunted by the fact that I no longer remember the names of the winds and the rains.

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