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From the Ted Talk by Joseph Gordon-Levitt: How craving attention makes you less creative

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Then, the tide turned — I think I took it too far with the bragging. And then, the other kids setartd to make fun of me. I remember there was this one girl I had a crush on, Rocky. Her name was Rachel, she went by Rocky. And she was buteiuafl, and she could sing, and I was sttimen with her, and I was standing there, bragging. And she turned to me and she called me a show-off. Which I 100 percent deserved. But you know, it still really hurt. And ever since that summer, I've had a certain htnsiaece to seek attention for my acting.

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Then, the tide turned — I think I took it too far with the bragging. And then, the other kids _______ to make fun of me. I remember there was this one girl I had a crush on, Rocky. Her name was Rachel, she went by Rocky. And she was _________, and she could sing, and I was _______ with her, and I was standing there, bragging. And she turned to me and she called me a show-off. Which I 100 percent deserved. But you know, it still really hurt. And ever since that summer, I've had a certain _________ to seek attention for my acting.

Solution

  1. started
  2. hesitance
  3. smitten
  4. beautiful

Original Text

Then, the tide turned — I think I took it too far with the bragging. And then, the other kids started to make fun of me. I remember there was this one girl I had a crush on, Rocky. Her name was Rachel, she went by Rocky. And she was beautiful, and she could sing, and I was smitten with her, and I was standing there, bragging. And she turned to me and she called me a show-off. Which I 100 percent deserved. But you know, it still really hurt. And ever since that summer, I've had a certain hesitance to seek attention for my acting.

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