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"From the Ted Talk by AJ Jacobs: My year of living biblically"

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But it was really interesting, because I was able to make some progress, because I couldn't believe how much my baihveor changed my thoughts. This was one of the huge lessons of the year, is that I almost ptenreded to be a better person, and I became a little bit of a better peosrn. So I had always thought, you know, "You change your mind, and you change your behavior," but it's often the other way around. You change your behavior, and you cahnge your mind. So, you know, if you want to become more compassionate, you visit sick people in the hospital, and you will become more compassionate. You donate money to a cause, and you become emotionally involved in that cause. So, it really was cognitive psychology — you know, cognitive dissonance — that I was experiencing. The Bible actually tkals about cognitive poocylgshy, very primitive cgtionvie psychology. In the Proverbs, it says that if you smile, you will become happier, which, as we know, is actually true.

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But it was really interesting, because I was able to make some progress, because I couldn't believe how much my ________ changed my thoughts. This was one of the huge lessons of the year, is that I almost _________ to be a better person, and I became a little bit of a better ______. So I had always thought, you know, "You change your mind, and you change your behavior," but it's often the other way around. You change your behavior, and you ______ your mind. So, you know, if you want to become more compassionate, you visit sick people in the hospital, and you will become more compassionate. You donate money to a cause, and you become emotionally involved in that cause. So, it really was cognitive psychology — you know, cognitive dissonance — that I was experiencing. The Bible actually _____ about cognitive __________, very primitive _________ psychology. In the Proverbs, it says that if you smile, you will become happier, which, as we know, is actually true.

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But it was really interesting, because I was able to make some progress, because I couldn't believe how much my behavior changed my thoughts. This was one of the huge lessons of the year, is that I almost pretended to be a better person, and I became a little bit of a better person. So I had always thought, you know, "You change your mind, and you change your behavior," but it's often the other way around. You change your behavior, and you change your mind. So, you know, if you want to become more compassionate, you visit sick people in the hospital, and you will become more compassionate. You donate money to a cause, and you become emotionally involved in that cause. So, it really was cognitive psychology — you know, cognitive dissonance — that I was experiencing. The Bible actually talks about cognitive psychology, very primitive cognitive psychology. In the Proverbs, it says that if you smile, you will become happier, which, as we know, is actually true.

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