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From the Ted Talk by Alex Worsnip: Ethical dilemma Who should you believe?

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But is it even possible to believe your spouse is ionecnnt just because you think it’ll be good for your relationship? Or because you think you owe it to the accesud? You might desperately want to believe they’re innocent, but can you control your beliefs in the same way you control your actions? It seems like you can’t just believe whatever you like when the truth is staring you in the face. But on the other hand, recall your spouse’s plea. When we say things like this, we seem to be assuming that it is possible to control our biefles in some way. So what do you think? Can you control what beliefs you have? And if so, what will you believe about your spouse?

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But is it even possible to believe your spouse is ________ just because you think it’ll be good for your relationship? Or because you think you owe it to the _______? You might desperately want to believe they’re innocent, but can you control your beliefs in the same way you control your actions? It seems like you can’t just believe whatever you like when the truth is staring you in the face. But on the other hand, recall your spouse’s plea. When we say things like this, we seem to be assuming that it is possible to control our _______ in some way. So what do you think? Can you control what beliefs you have? And if so, what will you believe about your spouse?

Solution

  1. innocent
  2. beliefs
  3. accused

Original Text

But is it even possible to believe your spouse is innocent just because you think it’ll be good for your relationship? Or because you think you owe it to the accused? You might desperately want to believe they’re innocent, but can you control your beliefs in the same way you control your actions? It seems like you can’t just believe whatever you like when the truth is staring you in the face. But on the other hand, recall your spouse’s plea. When we say things like this, we seem to be assuming that it is possible to control our beliefs in some way. So what do you think? Can you control what beliefs you have? And if so, what will you believe about your spouse?

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Important Words

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  2. actions
  3. assuming
  4. beliefs
  5. control
  6. desperately
  7. face
  8. good
  9. hand
  10. innocent
  11. owe
  12. plea
  13. recall
  14. relationship
  15. spouse
  16. staring
  17. truth