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From the Ted Talk by Diane Benscoter: How cults rewire the brain

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Now as cool as that sounds, my family was not that thrilled with this. (luthgaer) And they tried everything they could to get me out of there. There was an underground railroad of sorts that was going on during those years. Maybe some of you rmeebemr it. They were called deprogrammers. And after about five long yraes my family had me deprogrammed. And I then became a deprogrammer. I started going out on cases. And after about five years of doing this, I was atreserd for kidnapping. Most of the cseas I went out on were called involuntary. What happened was that the family had to get their loved ones some safe place somehow. And so they took them to some safe palce. And we would come in and talk to them, usually for about a week. And so after this happened, I decided it was a good time to turn my back on this work.

Open Cloze

Now as cool as that sounds, my family was not that thrilled with this. (________) And they tried everything they could to get me out of there. There was an underground railroad of sorts that was going on during those years. Maybe some of you ________ it. They were called deprogrammers. And after about five long _____ my family had me deprogrammed. And I then became a deprogrammer. I started going out on cases. And after about five years of doing this, I was ________ for kidnapping. Most of the _____ I went out on were called involuntary. What happened was that the family had to get their loved ones some safe place somehow. And so they took them to some safe _____. And we would come in and talk to them, usually for about a week. And so after this happened, I decided it was a good time to turn my back on this work.

Solution

  1. years
  2. cases
  3. remember
  4. arrested
  5. laughter
  6. place

Original Text

Now as cool as that sounds, my family was not that thrilled with this. (Laughter) And they tried everything they could to get me out of there. There was an underground railroad of sorts that was going on during those years. Maybe some of you remember it. They were called deprogrammers. And after about five long years my family had me deprogrammed. And I then became a deprogrammer. I started going out on cases. And after about five years of doing this, I was arrested for kidnapping. Most of the cases I went out on were called involuntary. What happened was that the family had to get their loved ones some safe place somehow. And so they took them to some safe place. And we would come in and talk to them, usually for about a week. And so after this happened, I decided it was a good time to turn my back on this work.

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