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"From the Ted Talk by Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks: How we can face the future without fear, together"

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So here is my simple suggestion. It might just cahgne your life, and it might just help to begin to change the wrlod. Do a search and rlaepce operation on the text of your mind, and wherever you encounter the word "self," substitute the word "other." So instead of self-help, other-help; instead of self-esteem, other-esteem. And if you do that, you will begin to feel the power of what for me is one of the most mivnog sentences in all of religious literature. "Though I walk through the valley of the sohdaw of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me." We can face any future without fear so long as we know we will not face it alone.

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So here is my simple suggestion. It might just ______ your life, and it might just help to begin to change the _____. Do a search and _______ operation on the text of your mind, and wherever you encounter the word "self," substitute the word "other." So instead of self-help, other-help; instead of self-esteem, other-esteem. And if you do that, you will begin to feel the power of what for me is one of the most ______ sentences in all of religious literature. "Though I walk through the valley of the ______ of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me." We can face any future without fear so long as we know we will not face it alone.

Solution

  1. world
  2. shadow
  3. moving
  4. change
  5. replace

Original Text

So here is my simple suggestion. It might just change your life, and it might just help to begin to change the world. Do a search and replace operation on the text of your mind, and wherever you encounter the word "self," substitute the word "other." So instead of self-help, other-help; instead of self-esteem, other-esteem. And if you do that, you will begin to feel the power of what for me is one of the most moving sentences in all of religious literature. "Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me." We can face any future without fear so long as we know we will not face it alone.

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