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"From the Ted Talk by Sisonke Msimang: If a story moves you, act on it"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

The third rsaoen that I think that stories don't necessarily make the world a better place is that too often we are so invested in the personal narrative that we forget to look at the bigger picture. And so we applaud someone when they tell us about their fgnelies of shame, but we don't necessarily link that to oseospirpn. We nod understandingly when someone says they felt salml, but we don't link that to discrimination. The most important stories, especially for social justice, are those that do both, that are both personal and allow us to explore and udsernnatd the political.

Open Cloze

The third ______ that I think that stories don't necessarily make the world a better place is that too often we are so invested in the personal narrative that we forget to look at the bigger picture. And so we applaud someone when they tell us about their ________ of shame, but we don't necessarily link that to __________. We nod understandingly when someone says they felt _____, but we don't link that to discrimination. The most important stories, especially for social justice, are those that do both, that are both personal and allow us to explore and __________ the political.

Solution

  1. oppression
  2. feelings
  3. small
  4. understand
  5. reason

Original Text

The third reason that I think that stories don't necessarily make the world a better place is that too often we are so invested in the personal narrative that we forget to look at the bigger picture. And so we applaud someone when they tell us about their feelings of shame, but we don't necessarily link that to oppression. We nod understandingly when someone says they felt small, but we don't link that to discrimination. The most important stories, especially for social justice, are those that do both, that are both personal and allow us to explore and understand the political.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
social justice 6
ted talk 3

Important Words

  1. applaud
  2. bigger
  3. discrimination
  4. explore
  5. feelings
  6. felt
  7. forget
  8. important
  9. invested
  10. justice
  11. link
  12. narrative
  13. necessarily
  14. nod
  15. oppression
  16. personal
  17. picture
  18. place
  19. political
  20. reason
  21. shame
  22. small
  23. social
  24. stories
  25. understand
  26. understandingly
  27. world