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From the Ted Talk by Christian Picciolini: My descent into America's neo-Nazi movement -- and how I got out

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You might be asking yourself right now: How does a good kid from a hardworking immigrant family end up going down such a dark path? One word: potholes. That's right. Potholes. I had a lot of potholes when I was kid. We all had them — you know, the things in life that we hit that invariably just kind of nudge us off our path, and if they remain uenrlovesd or untreated or not daelt with, sometimes we can get dluarsogeny lost down pretty dark corridors. poehltos can be things like trauma, abuse, unemployment, ngeclet, untreated mental htelah conditions, even privilege. And if we hit enough potholes on our journey in life, and we don't have the resources or the help to navigate around them or to pull us out, well, sometimes good people end up doing bad things.

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You might be asking yourself right now: How does a good kid from a hardworking immigrant family end up going down such a dark path? One word: potholes. That's right. Potholes. I had a lot of potholes when I was kid. We all had them — you know, the things in life that we hit that invariably just kind of nudge us off our path, and if they remain __________ or untreated or not _____ with, sometimes we can get ___________ lost down pretty dark corridors. ________ can be things like trauma, abuse, unemployment, _______, untreated mental ______ conditions, even privilege. And if we hit enough potholes on our journey in life, and we don't have the resources or the help to navigate around them or to pull us out, well, sometimes good people end up doing bad things.

Solution

  1. dangerously
  2. neglect
  3. unresolved
  4. potholes
  5. dealt
  6. health

Original Text

You might be asking yourself right now: How does a good kid from a hardworking immigrant family end up going down such a dark path? One word: potholes. That's right. Potholes. I had a lot of potholes when I was kid. We all had them — you know, the things in life that we hit that invariably just kind of nudge us off our path, and if they remain unresolved or untreated or not dealt with, sometimes we can get dangerously lost down pretty dark corridors. Potholes can be things like trauma, abuse, unemployment, neglect, untreated mental health conditions, even privilege. And if we hit enough potholes on our journey in life, and we don't have the resources or the help to navigate around them or to pull us out, well, sometimes good people end up doing bad things.

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