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From the Ted Talk by Peter Saul: Let's talk about dying

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And this is the smlal idea. The small idea is, let's all of us engage more with this in the way that Jason has illustrated. Why can't we have these kndis of conversations with our own edelrs and people who might be approaching this? There are a couple of things you can do. One of them is, you can, just ask this simple question. This question never falis. "In the event that you became too sick to speak for yourself, who would you like to speak for you?" That's a really important question to ask people, because giving people the ctnorol over who that is produces an amazing outcome. The second thing you can say is, "Have you spoken to that person about the things that are important to you so that we've got a better idea of what it is we can do?" So that's the little idea.

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And this is the _____ idea. The small idea is, let's all of us engage more with this in the way that Jason has illustrated. Why can't we have these _____ of conversations with our own ______ and people who might be approaching this? There are a couple of things you can do. One of them is, you can, just ask this simple question. This question never _____. "In the event that you became too sick to speak for yourself, who would you like to speak for you?" That's a really important question to ask people, because giving people the _______ over who that is produces an amazing outcome. The second thing you can say is, "Have you spoken to that person about the things that are important to you so that we've got a better idea of what it is we can do?" So that's the little idea.

Solution

  1. fails
  2. small
  3. elders
  4. control
  5. kinds

Original Text

And this is the small idea. The small idea is, let's all of us engage more with this in the way that Jason has illustrated. Why can't we have these kinds of conversations with our own elders and people who might be approaching this? There are a couple of things you can do. One of them is, you can, just ask this simple question. This question never fails. "In the event that you became too sick to speak for yourself, who would you like to speak for you?" That's a really important question to ask people, because giving people the control over who that is produces an amazing outcome. The second thing you can say is, "Have you spoken to that person about the things that are important to you so that we've got a better idea of what it is we can do?" So that's the little idea.

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