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"From the Ted Talk by Jacqueline Novogratz: Inspiring a life of immersion"

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I've been spending a lot of time traveling around the world these days, talking to groups of students and pisrolnfseaos, and everywhere I'm fnindig that I hear similar themes. On the one hand, people say, "The time for chngae is now." They want to be part of it. They talk about wanting lives of purpose and greater meaning. But on the other hand, I hear poeple tniklag about fear, a sense of risk-aversion. They say, "I really want to follow a life of purpose, but I don't know where to start. I don't want to disappoint my fiamly or fnirdes." I work in global provety. And they say, "I want to work in global poverty, but what will it mean about my ceearr? Will I be marginalized? Will I not make enough mnoey? Will I never get married or have children?" And as a woman who didn't get married until I was a lot older — and I'm glad I waited — (Laughter) — and has no children, I look at these yunog people and I say, "Your job is not to be pcrfeet. Your job is only to be human. And nothing important happens in life without a cost." These conversations really reflect what's happening at the national and international level. Our leaders and ourselves want everything, but we don't talk about the costs. We don't talk about the sacrifice.

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I've been spending a lot of time traveling around the world these days, talking to groups of students and _____________, and everywhere I'm _______ that I hear similar themes. On the one hand, people say, "The time for ______ is now." They want to be part of it. They talk about wanting lives of purpose and greater meaning. But on the other hand, I hear ______ _______ about fear, a sense of risk-aversion. They say, "I really want to follow a life of purpose, but I don't know where to start. I don't want to disappoint my ______ or _______." I work in global _______. And they say, "I want to work in global poverty, but what will it mean about my ______? Will I be marginalized? Will I not make enough _____? Will I never get married or have children?" And as a woman who didn't get married until I was a lot older — and I'm glad I waited — (Laughter) — and has no children, I look at these _____ people and I say, "Your job is not to be _______. Your job is only to be human. And nothing important happens in life without a cost." These conversations really reflect what's happening at the national and international level. Our leaders and ourselves want everything, but we don't talk about the costs. We don't talk about the sacrifice.

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  8. change
  9. finding
  10. family
  11. friends
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Original Text

I've been spending a lot of time traveling around the world these days, talking to groups of students and professionals, and everywhere I'm finding that I hear similar themes. On the one hand, people say, "The time for change is now." They want to be part of it. They talk about wanting lives of purpose and greater meaning. But on the other hand, I hear people talking about fear, a sense of risk-aversion. They say, "I really want to follow a life of purpose, but I don't know where to start. I don't want to disappoint my family or friends." I work in global poverty. And they say, "I want to work in global poverty, but what will it mean about my career? Will I be marginalized? Will I not make enough money? Will I never get married or have children?" And as a woman who didn't get married until I was a lot older — and I'm glad I waited — (Laughter) — and has no children, I look at these young people and I say, "Your job is not to be perfect. Your job is only to be human. And nothing important happens in life without a cost." These conversations really reflect what's happening at the national and international level. Our leaders and ourselves want everything, but we don't talk about the costs. We don't talk about the sacrifice.

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