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"From the Ted Talk by George Monbiot: For more wonder, rewild the world"

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Now, we evolved in rather more challenging times than these, in a world of horns and tusks and fangs and claws. And we still psseoss the fear and the courage and the aggression required to navigate those times. But in our comfortable, safe, crowded lands, we have few oriotptiepuns to exercise them without hanmirg other people. And this was the sort of constraint that I found myself bumping up against. To cnoeuqr uncertainty, to know what comes next, that's almost been the dominant aim of industrialized societies, and having got there, or almost got there, we have just encountered a new set of uenmt needs. We've privileged safety over eexrpnecie and we've gained a lot in doing so, but I think we've lost something too.

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Now, we evolved in rather more challenging times than these, in a world of horns and tusks and fangs and claws. And we still _______ the fear and the courage and the aggression required to navigate those times. But in our comfortable, safe, crowded lands, we have few _____________ to exercise them without _______ other people. And this was the sort of constraint that I found myself bumping up against. To _______ uncertainty, to know what comes next, that's almost been the dominant aim of industrialized societies, and having got there, or almost got there, we have just encountered a new set of _____ needs. We've privileged safety over __________ and we've gained a lot in doing so, but I think we've lost something too.

Solution

  1. unmet
  2. opportunities
  3. conquer
  4. experience
  5. harming
  6. possess

Original Text

Now, we evolved in rather more challenging times than these, in a world of horns and tusks and fangs and claws. And we still possess the fear and the courage and the aggression required to navigate those times. But in our comfortable, safe, crowded lands, we have few opportunities to exercise them without harming other people. And this was the sort of constraint that I found myself bumping up against. To conquer uncertainty, to know what comes next, that's almost been the dominant aim of industrialized societies, and having got there, or almost got there, we have just encountered a new set of unmet needs. We've privileged safety over experience and we've gained a lot in doing so, but I think we've lost something too.

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