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From the Ted Talk by Daniel Levitin: How to stay calm when you know you'll be stressed

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So the idea of the pre-mortem is to think ahead of time to the qtnsioues that you might be able to ask that will push the cotrsaevionn forward. You don't want to have to manufacture all of this on the spot. And you also want to think about things like quiltay of life. Because you have a choice oftentimes, do you I want a shorter life that's pain-free, or a longer life that might have a great deal of pain towards the end? These are things to talk about and think about now, with your family and your loved ones. You might cnahge your mind in the heat of the moment, but at least you're practiced with this kind of thinking.

Open Cloze

So the idea of the pre-mortem is to think ahead of time to the _________ that you might be able to ask that will push the ____________ forward. You don't want to have to manufacture all of this on the spot. And you also want to think about things like _______ of life. Because you have a choice oftentimes, do you I want a shorter life that's pain-free, or a longer life that might have a great deal of pain towards the end? These are things to talk about and think about now, with your family and your loved ones. You might ______ your mind in the heat of the moment, but at least you're practiced with this kind of thinking.

Solution

  1. questions
  2. conversation
  3. quality
  4. change

Original Text

So the idea of the pre-mortem is to think ahead of time to the questions that you might be able to ask that will push the conversation forward. You don't want to have to manufacture all of this on the spot. And you also want to think about things like quality of life. Because you have a choice oftentimes, do you I want a shorter life that's pain-free, or a longer life that might have a great deal of pain towards the end? These are things to talk about and think about now, with your family and your loved ones. You might change your mind in the heat of the moment, but at least you're practiced with this kind of thinking.

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