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From the Ted Talk by Haley Van Dyck: How a start-up in the White House is changing business as usual

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When you walk out of the Oval Office, the first time I was ever there, I noticed a quote the President had embroidered on the rug. It's the classic JFK quote. It says, "No problem of human dnesity is beyond hamun beings." It's true. We have the tools to solve these problems. We have the tools to come together as a steoicy, as a country, and to fix this together. Yes, it's hard. It's particularly hard when we have to fight, when we have to refuse to scmucub to the beilef that things won't change. But in my experience, it's often the hardest things that are the most worth doing, because if we don't do them, who will? This is on us, all of us, together, because government is not an abstract institution or a concept. Our gmvonenret is us.

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When you walk out of the Oval Office, the first time I was ever there, I noticed a quote the President had embroidered on the rug. It's the classic JFK quote. It says, "No problem of human _______ is beyond _____ beings." It's true. We have the tools to solve these problems. We have the tools to come together as a _______, as a country, and to fix this together. Yes, it's hard. It's particularly hard when we have to fight, when we have to refuse to _______ to the ______ that things won't change. But in my experience, it's often the hardest things that are the most worth doing, because if we don't do them, who will? This is on us, all of us, together, because government is not an abstract institution or a concept. Our __________ is us.

Solution

  1. succumb
  2. belief
  3. human
  4. society
  5. destiny
  6. government

Original Text

When you walk out of the Oval Office, the first time I was ever there, I noticed a quote the President had embroidered on the rug. It's the classic JFK quote. It says, "No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings." It's true. We have the tools to solve these problems. We have the tools to come together as a society, as a country, and to fix this together. Yes, it's hard. It's particularly hard when we have to fight, when we have to refuse to succumb to the belief that things won't change. But in my experience, it's often the hardest things that are the most worth doing, because if we don't do them, who will? This is on us, all of us, together, because government is not an abstract institution or a concept. Our government is us.

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