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From the Ted Talk by Amishi Jha: How to tame your wandering mind

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This is the story of a marine captain, Captain Jeff Davis. And the scene that I'm going to srahe with you, as you can see, is not about his time in the battlefield. He was actually on a bdrige, in Florida. But instead of looking at the scenery around him, seeing the beautiful vistas and noticing the cool ocean breezes, he was driving fast and contemplating driving off that bridge. And he would later tell me that it took all of everything he had not to do so. You see, he'd just returned from Iraq. And while his body was on that bridge, his mind, his attention, was thousands of miles away. He was grpeipd with sfnriufeg. His mind was woierrd and preoccupied and had stressful meeoirms and, really, dread for his furute. And I'm really glad that he didn't take his life. Because he, as a leader, knew that he wasn't the only one that was probably suffering; many of his fellow marines probably were, too.

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This is the story of a marine captain, Captain Jeff Davis. And the scene that I'm going to _____ with you, as you can see, is not about his time in the battlefield. He was actually on a ______, in Florida. But instead of looking at the scenery around him, seeing the beautiful vistas and noticing the cool ocean breezes, he was driving fast and contemplating driving off that bridge. And he would later tell me that it took all of everything he had not to do so. You see, he'd just returned from Iraq. And while his body was on that bridge, his mind, his attention, was thousands of miles away. He was _______ with _________. His mind was _______ and preoccupied and had stressful ________ and, really, dread for his ______. And I'm really glad that he didn't take his life. Because he, as a leader, knew that he wasn't the only one that was probably suffering; many of his fellow marines probably were, too.

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  1. suffering
  2. share
  3. gripped
  4. memories
  5. bridge
  6. worried
  7. future

Original Text

This is the story of a marine captain, Captain Jeff Davis. And the scene that I'm going to share with you, as you can see, is not about his time in the battlefield. He was actually on a bridge, in Florida. But instead of looking at the scenery around him, seeing the beautiful vistas and noticing the cool ocean breezes, he was driving fast and contemplating driving off that bridge. And he would later tell me that it took all of everything he had not to do so. You see, he'd just returned from Iraq. And while his body was on that bridge, his mind, his attention, was thousands of miles away. He was gripped with suffering. His mind was worried and preoccupied and had stressful memories and, really, dread for his future. And I'm really glad that he didn't take his life. Because he, as a leader, knew that he wasn't the only one that was probably suffering; many of his fellow marines probably were, too.

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