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

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Well, when you are really involved in this completely engaging process of creating something new, as this man is, he doesn't have enough anettiotn left over to monitor how his body feels, or his problems at home. He can't feel even that he's hungry or tired. His body diesarppas, his identity disappears from his consciousness, because he doesn't have enough attention, like none of us do, to really do well something that reeruqis a lot of concentration, and at the same time to feel that he exists. So etsecixne is taioemrrlpy suspended. And he says that his hand seems to be moving by itself. Now, I could look at my hand for two wkees, and I wouldn't feel any awe or wonder, because I can't compose. (Laughter)

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Well, when you are really involved in this completely engaging process of creating something new, as this man is, he doesn't have enough _________ left over to monitor how his body feels, or his problems at home. He can't feel even that he's hungry or tired. His body __________, his identity disappears from his consciousness, because he doesn't have enough attention, like none of us do, to really do well something that ________ a lot of concentration, and at the same time to feel that he exists. So _________ is ___________ suspended. And he says that his hand seems to be moving by itself. Now, I could look at my hand for two _____, and I wouldn't feel any awe or wonder, because I can't compose. (Laughter)

Solution

  1. existence
  2. attention
  3. weeks
  4. requires
  5. disappears
  6. temporarily

Original Text

Well, when you are really involved in this completely engaging process of creating something new, as this man is, he doesn't have enough attention left over to monitor how his body feels, or his problems at home. He can't feel even that he's hungry or tired. His body disappears, his identity disappears from his consciousness, because he doesn't have enough attention, like none of us do, to really do well something that requires a lot of concentration, and at the same time to feel that he exists. So existence is temporarily suspended. And he says that his hand seems to be moving by itself. Now, I could look at my hand for two weeks, and I wouldn't feel any awe or wonder, because I can't compose. (Laughter)

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Important Words

  1. attention
  2. awe
  3. body
  4. completely
  5. compose
  6. concentration
  7. consciousness
  8. creating
  9. disappears
  10. engaging
  11. existence
  12. exists
  13. feel
  14. feels
  15. hand
  16. home
  17. hungry
  18. identity
  19. involved
  20. laughter
  21. left
  22. lot
  23. man
  24. monitor
  25. moving
  26. problems
  27. process
  28. requires
  29. suspended
  30. temporarily
  31. time
  32. tired
  33. weeks