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From the Ted Talk by Dan Buettner: How to live to be 100+

Unscramble the Blue Letters

For this 102-year-old katrae master, his ikigai was cnrairyg forth this mairatl art. For this hundred-year-old fisherman it was cuiontnnig to catch fish for his family three times a week. And this is a question. The National Institute on Aging actually gave us a questionnaire to give these centenarians. And one of the questions, they were very culturally astute, the people who put the questionnaire. One of the questions was, "What is your ikigai?" They instantly knew why they woke up in the morning. For this 102 year old wmoan, her ikigai was slimpy her great-great-great-granddaughter. Two girls sratepaed in age by 101 and a half years. And I asked her what it felt like to hold a great-great-great-granddaughter. And she put her head back and she said, "It feels like leaping into heevan." I thought that was a wonderful thought.

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For this 102-year-old ______ master, his ikigai was ________ forth this _______ art. For this hundred-year-old fisherman it was __________ to catch fish for his family three times a week. And this is a question. The National Institute on Aging actually gave us a questionnaire to give these centenarians. And one of the questions, they were very culturally astute, the people who put the questionnaire. One of the questions was, "What is your ikigai?" They instantly knew why they woke up in the morning. For this 102 year old _____, her ikigai was ______ her great-great-great-granddaughter. Two girls _________ in age by 101 and a half years. And I asked her what it felt like to hold a great-great-great-granddaughter. And she put her head back and she said, "It feels like leaping into ______." I thought that was a wonderful thought.

Solution

  1. simply
  2. karate
  3. woman
  4. martial
  5. separated
  6. continuing
  7. carrying
  8. heaven

Original Text

For this 102-year-old karate master, his ikigai was carrying forth this martial art. For this hundred-year-old fisherman it was continuing to catch fish for his family three times a week. And this is a question. The National Institute on Aging actually gave us a questionnaire to give these centenarians. And one of the questions, they were very culturally astute, the people who put the questionnaire. One of the questions was, "What is your ikigai?" They instantly knew why they woke up in the morning. For this 102 year old woman, her ikigai was simply her great-great-great-granddaughter. Two girls separated in age by 101 and a half years. And I asked her what it felt like to hold a great-great-great-granddaughter. And she put her head back and she said, "It feels like leaping into heaven." I thought that was a wonderful thought.

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