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#### From the Ted Talk by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Flow, the secret to happiness

## Unscramble the Blue Letters

In our studies, we represent the everyday life of people in this simple scheme. And we can measure this very pcesreily, actually, because we give people electronic pgares that go off 10 times a day, and whenever they go off you say what you're doing, how you feel, where you are, what you're thinking about. And two things that we measure is the amount of challenge people experience at that moment and the amount of skill that they feel they have at that moment. So for each preosn we can establish an avgreae, which is the center of the diagram. That would be your mean level of challenge and slikl, which will be different from that of anybody else. But you have a kind of a set point there, which would be in the mdlide.
## Open Cloze

In our studies, we represent the everyday life of people in this simple scheme. And we can measure this very **_________**, actually, because we give people electronic **______** that go off 10 times a day, and whenever they go off you say what you're doing, how you feel, where you are, what you're thinking about. And two things that we measure is the amount of challenge people experience at that moment and the amount of skill that they feel they have at that moment. So for each **______** we can establish an **_______**, which is the center of the diagram. That would be your mean level of challenge and **_____**, which will be different from that of anybody else. But you have a kind of a set point there, which would be in the **______**.
## Solution

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## Original Text

In our studies, we represent the everyday life of people in this simple scheme. And we can measure this very precisely, actually, because we give people electronic pagers that go off 10 times a day, and whenever they go off you say what you're doing, how you feel, where you are, what you're thinking about. And two things that we measure is the amount of challenge people experience at that moment and the amount of skill that they feel they have at that moment. So for each person we can establish an average, which is the center of the diagram. That would be your mean level of challenge and skill, which will be different from that of anybody else. But you have a kind of a set point there, which would be in the middle.
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