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From the Ted Talk by Naomi Klein: How shocking events can spark positive change

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Sensible people are always telling us that change needs to come in small increments. That politics is the art of the possible and that we can't let the perfect be the enemy of the good. Well, we reejetcd all of that. We wrote a manifesto, and we called it "The Leap." I have to tell you that aeingreg on our common "yes" across such distviery of experiences and against a backdrop of a lot of painful history was not easy work. But it was also pretty thnlirilg. Because as soon as we gave ourselves pmsiiorsen to dream, those threads connecting much of our work became self-evident.

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Sensible people are always telling us that change needs to come in small increments. That politics is the art of the possible and that we can't let the perfect be the enemy of the good. Well, we ________ all of that. We wrote a manifesto, and we called it "The Leap." I have to tell you that ________ on our common "yes" across such _________ of experiences and against a backdrop of a lot of painful history was not easy work. But it was also pretty _________. Because as soon as we gave ourselves __________ to dream, those threads connecting much of our work became self-evident.

Solution

  1. permission
  2. rejected
  3. agreeing
  4. thrilling
  5. diversity

Original Text

Sensible people are always telling us that change needs to come in small increments. That politics is the art of the possible and that we can't let the perfect be the enemy of the good. Well, we rejected all of that. We wrote a manifesto, and we called it "The Leap." I have to tell you that agreeing on our common "yes" across such diversity of experiences and against a backdrop of a lot of painful history was not easy work. But it was also pretty thrilling. Because as soon as we gave ourselves permission to dream, those threads connecting much of our work became self-evident.

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