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From the Ted Talk by Joshua Walters: On being just crazy enough

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I was sent to a place, a psych ward, and in the psych ward, everyone is doing their own one-man show. (Laughter) There's no audience like this to justify their rehearsal time. They're just practicing. One day they'll get here. Now when I got out, I was dgseinaod and I was given medications by a psychiatrist. "Okay, Josh, why don't we give you some — why don't we give you some Zyprexa. Okay? mhmmm? At least that's what it says on my pen." (Laughter) Some of you are in the field, I can see. I can feel your noise. The first half of high scoohl was the struggle of the manic episode, and the second half was the ociemnavetidros of these dugrs, where I was sleeping through high school. The second half was just one big nap, ptrtey much, in cslas. When I got out I had a choice. I could either deny my mental illness or embrace my mental skillness.

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I was sent to a place, a psych ward, and in the psych ward, everyone is doing their own one-man show. (Laughter) There's no audience like this to justify their rehearsal time. They're just practicing. One day they'll get here. Now when I got out, I was _________ and I was given medications by a psychiatrist. "Okay, Josh, why don't we give you some — why don't we give you some Zyprexa. Okay? _____? At least that's what it says on my pen." (Laughter) Some of you are in the field, I can see. I can feel your noise. The first half of high ______ was the struggle of the manic episode, and the second half was the _______________ of these _____, where I was sleeping through high school. The second half was just one big nap, ______ much, in _____. When I got out I had a choice. I could either deny my mental illness or embrace my mental skillness.

Solution

  1. class
  2. overmedications
  3. diagnosed
  4. drugs
  5. school
  6. mmhmm
  7. pretty

Original Text

I was sent to a place, a psych ward, and in the psych ward, everyone is doing their own one-man show. (Laughter) There's no audience like this to justify their rehearsal time. They're just practicing. One day they'll get here. Now when I got out, I was diagnosed and I was given medications by a psychiatrist. "Okay, Josh, why don't we give you some — why don't we give you some Zyprexa. Okay? Mmhmm? At least that's what it says on my pen." (Laughter) Some of you are in the field, I can see. I can feel your noise. The first half of high school was the struggle of the manic episode, and the second half was the overmedications of these drugs, where I was sleeping through high school. The second half was just one big nap, pretty much, in class. When I got out I had a choice. I could either deny my mental illness or embrace my mental skillness.

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Important Words

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