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From the Ted Talk by Billy Graham: On technology and faith

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But even here among us, most — in the most advanced society in the world, we have poverty. We have feaiimls that self-destruct, friends that btarey us. Unbearable psychological pesrresus bear down on us. I've never met a person in the wrold that didn't have a peorlbm or a worry. Why do we suffer? It's an age-old question that we haven't answered. Yet divad again and again said that he would turn to God. He said, "The Lord is my shepherd." The final problem that David knew he could not solve was death. Many commentators have said that death is the forbidden subject of our generation. Most people live as if they're never going to die. Technology projects the myth of cootnrl over our mloitarty. We see people on our snerces. Marilyn Monroe is just as beautiful on the screen as she was in person, and our — many young people think she's still alive. They don't know that she's dead. Or Clark Gable, or whoever it is. The old stars, they come to life. And they're — they're just as great on that screen as they were in person. But death is inevitable.

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But even here among us, most — in the most advanced society in the world, we have poverty. We have ________ that self-destruct, friends that ______ us. Unbearable psychological _________ bear down on us. I've never met a person in the _____ that didn't have a _______ or a worry. Why do we suffer? It's an age-old question that we haven't answered. Yet _____ again and again said that he would turn to God. He said, "The Lord is my shepherd." The final problem that David knew he could not solve was death. Many commentators have said that death is the forbidden subject of our generation. Most people live as if they're never going to die. Technology projects the myth of _______ over our _________. We see people on our _______. Marilyn Monroe is just as beautiful on the screen as she was in person, and our — many young people think she's still alive. They don't know that she's dead. Or Clark Gable, or whoever it is. The old stars, they come to life. And they're — they're just as great on that screen as they were in person. But death is inevitable.

Solution

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  2. screens
  3. david
  4. control
  5. problem
  6. families
  7. world
  8. mortality
  9. pressures

Original Text

But even here among us, most — in the most advanced society in the world, we have poverty. We have families that self-destruct, friends that betray us. Unbearable psychological pressures bear down on us. I've never met a person in the world that didn't have a problem or a worry. Why do we suffer? It's an age-old question that we haven't answered. Yet David again and again said that he would turn to God. He said, "The Lord is my shepherd." The final problem that David knew he could not solve was death. Many commentators have said that death is the forbidden subject of our generation. Most people live as if they're never going to die. Technology projects the myth of control over our mortality. We see people on our screens. Marilyn Monroe is just as beautiful on the screen as she was in person, and our — many young people think she's still alive. They don't know that she's dead. Or Clark Gable, or whoever it is. The old stars, they come to life. And they're — they're just as great on that screen as they were in person. But death is inevitable.

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