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"From the Ted Talk by Andrew Solomon: How the worst moments in our lives make us who we are"

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One of the other mothers I interviewed when I was working on my book had been raped as an adolescent, and had a child following that rape, which had thrown away her career pnals and damaged all of her eamtoniol rtlenoshipias. But when I met her, she was 50, and I said to her, "Do you often think about the man who raped you?" And she said, "I used to think about him with anger, but now only with pity." And I thought she meant pity because he was so ueovlnved as to have done this terrible thing. And I said, "Pity?" And she said, "Yes, because he has a bifuteaul daughter and two beautiful grandchildren, and he doesn't know that, and I do. So as it turns out, I'm the lucky one."

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One of the other mothers I interviewed when I was working on my book had been raped as an adolescent, and had a child following that rape, which had thrown away her career _____ and damaged all of her _________ _____________. But when I met her, she was 50, and I said to her, "Do you often think about the man who raped you?" And she said, "I used to think about him with anger, but now only with pity." And I thought she meant pity because he was so _________ as to have done this terrible thing. And I said, "Pity?" And she said, "Yes, because he has a _________ daughter and two beautiful grandchildren, and he doesn't know that, and I do. So as it turns out, I'm the lucky one."

Solution

  1. relationships
  2. beautiful
  3. emotional
  4. plans
  5. unevolved

Original Text

One of the other mothers I interviewed when I was working on my book had been raped as an adolescent, and had a child following that rape, which had thrown away her career plans and damaged all of her emotional relationships. But when I met her, she was 50, and I said to her, "Do you often think about the man who raped you?" And she said, "I used to think about him with anger, but now only with pity." And I thought she meant pity because he was so unevolved as to have done this terrible thing. And I said, "Pity?" And she said, "Yes, because he has a beautiful daughter and two beautiful grandchildren, and he doesn't know that, and I do. So as it turns out, I'm the lucky one."

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Important Words

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  2. anger
  3. beautiful
  4. book
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  6. child
  7. damaged
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  10. grandchildren
  11. interviewed
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  16. mothers
  17. pity
  18. plans
  19. rape
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  21. relationships
  22. terrible
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  26. unevolved
  27. working