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"From the Ted Talk by Paul Bennett: Design is in the details"

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So, again, we sort of co-opt our evnreoinmnt to do all these different things. We co-opt other epeixreecns — we take one item and transfer it to another. And this is my favorite one. My mother used to say to me, "Just because your sister jumps in the lake doesn't mean you have to." But, of course, we all do. We all follow each other every day. So somebody asmeuss that because somebody else has done something, that's permission for them to do the same thing. And there's almost this sort of semaphore around us all the time. I mean, spoihpng bag equals "parking meter out of order." And we all, kind of, know how to read these sinlags now. We all talk to one another in this hilhgy visual way without realizing what we're doing. Third sitceon is this idea of not knowing, of consciously putting yourself backwards. I talk about unthinking situations all the time. Sort of having beginner's mind, scraping your mind clean and looking at things afresh.

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So, again, we sort of co-opt our ___________ to do all these different things. We co-opt other ___________ — we take one item and transfer it to another. And this is my favorite one. My mother used to say to me, "Just because your sister jumps in the lake doesn't mean you have to." But, of course, we all do. We all follow each other every day. So somebody _______ that because somebody else has done something, that's permission for them to do the same thing. And there's almost this sort of semaphore around us all the time. I mean, ________ bag equals "parking meter out of order." And we all, kind of, know how to read these _______ now. We all talk to one another in this ______ visual way without realizing what we're doing. Third _______ is this idea of not knowing, of consciously putting yourself backwards. I talk about unthinking situations all the time. Sort of having beginner's mind, scraping your mind clean and looking at things afresh.

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  1. environment
  2. shopping
  3. section
  4. highly
  5. signals
  6. experiences
  7. assumes

Original Text

So, again, we sort of co-opt our environment to do all these different things. We co-opt other experiences — we take one item and transfer it to another. And this is my favorite one. My mother used to say to me, "Just because your sister jumps in the lake doesn't mean you have to." But, of course, we all do. We all follow each other every day. So somebody assumes that because somebody else has done something, that's permission for them to do the same thing. And there's almost this sort of semaphore around us all the time. I mean, shopping bag equals "parking meter out of order." And we all, kind of, know how to read these signals now. We all talk to one another in this highly visual way without realizing what we're doing. Third section is this idea of not knowing, of consciously putting yourself backwards. I talk about unthinking situations all the time. Sort of having beginner's mind, scraping your mind clean and looking at things afresh.

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