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From the Ted Talk by Johann Hari: Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong

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Looking at this, there was another professor called Peter Cohen in the Netherlands who said, maybe we shouldn't even call it atcodidin. Maybe we should call it bonding. Human beings have a natural and innate need to bond, and when we're hpapy and htaelhy, we'll bond and cncoent with each other, but if you can't do that, because you're traumatized or isolated or beaten down by life, you will bond with something that will give you some sense of relief. Now, that might be gambling, that might be pornography, that might be cocaine, that might be cannabis, but you will bond and connect with something because that's our nature. That's what we want as human begins.

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Looking at this, there was another professor called Peter Cohen in the Netherlands who said, maybe we shouldn't even call it _________. Maybe we should call it bonding. Human beings have a natural and innate need to bond, and when we're _____ and _______, we'll bond and _______ with each other, but if you can't do that, because you're traumatized or isolated or beaten down by life, you will bond with something that will give you some sense of relief. Now, that might be gambling, that might be pornography, that might be cocaine, that might be cannabis, but you will bond and connect with something because that's our nature. That's what we want as human ______.

Solution

  1. healthy
  2. beings
  3. connect
  4. happy
  5. addiction

Original Text

Looking at this, there was another professor called Peter Cohen in the Netherlands who said, maybe we shouldn't even call it addiction. Maybe we should call it bonding. Human beings have a natural and innate need to bond, and when we're happy and healthy, we'll bond and connect with each other, but if you can't do that, because you're traumatized or isolated or beaten down by life, you will bond with something that will give you some sense of relief. Now, that might be gambling, that might be pornography, that might be cocaine, that might be cannabis, but you will bond and connect with something because that's our nature. That's what we want as human beings.

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