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"From the Ted Talk by Sebastian Junger: Our lonely society makes it hard to come home from war"

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Later, I found out that what I had was short-term PTSD: post-traumatic stress disorder. We evvloed as animals, as primates, to survive periods of dengar, and if your life has been in danger, you want to react to ulmnaifiar noises. You want to seelp lightly, wake up easily. You want to have nightmares and flashbacks of the thing that could kill you. You want to be angry because it makes you predisposed to fight, or depressed, because it keeps you out of circulation a little bit. Keeps you safe. It's not very pleasant, but it's better than getting eaten.

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Later, I found out that what I had was short-term PTSD: post-traumatic stress disorder. We _______ as animals, as primates, to survive periods of ______, and if your life has been in danger, you want to react to __________ noises. You want to _____ lightly, wake up easily. You want to have nightmares and flashbacks of the thing that could kill you. You want to be angry because it makes you predisposed to fight, or depressed, because it keeps you out of circulation a little bit. Keeps you safe. It's not very pleasant, but it's better than getting eaten.

Solution

  1. sleep
  2. evolved
  3. danger
  4. unfamiliar

Original Text

Later, I found out that what I had was short-term PTSD: post-traumatic stress disorder. We evolved as animals, as primates, to survive periods of danger, and if your life has been in danger, you want to react to unfamiliar noises. You want to sleep lightly, wake up easily. You want to have nightmares and flashbacks of the thing that could kill you. You want to be angry because it makes you predisposed to fight, or depressed, because it keeps you out of circulation a little bit. Keeps you safe. It's not very pleasant, but it's better than getting eaten.

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term ptsd 5
modern society 5
long term 4

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long term ptsd 4

Important Words

  1. angry
  2. animals
  3. bit
  4. circulation
  5. danger
  6. depressed
  7. disorder
  8. easily
  9. eaten
  10. evolved
  11. fight
  12. flashbacks
  13. kill
  14. life
  15. lightly
  16. nightmares
  17. noises
  18. periods
  19. pleasant
  20. predisposed
  21. primates
  22. react
  23. safe
  24. sleep
  25. stress
  26. survive
  27. unfamiliar
  28. wake