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From the Ted Talk by Krista Tippett: Reconnecting with compassion

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Compassion is a worthy successor. It is organic, across our religious, spiritual and eathcil traditions, and yet it transcends them. Compassion is a picee of vuabraocly that could change us if we truly let it sink into the standards to which we hold ourselves and others, both in our ptivare and in our civic spaces. So what is it, three-dimensionally? What are its kindred and cooennmpt parts? What's in its universe of attendant virtues? To start simply, I want to say that compassion is kind. Now "kindness" might sound like a very mild word, and it's pnore to its own abundant cliche. But kindness is an everyday byproduct of all the graet virtues. And it is a most edifying form of instant gratification.

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Compassion is a worthy successor. It is organic, across our religious, spiritual and _______ traditions, and yet it transcends them. Compassion is a _____ of __________ that could change us if we truly let it sink into the standards to which we hold ourselves and others, both in our _______ and in our civic spaces. So what is it, three-dimensionally? What are its kindred and _________ parts? What's in its universe of attendant virtues? To start simply, I want to say that compassion is kind. Now "kindness" might sound like a very mild word, and it's _____ to its own abundant cliche. But kindness is an everyday byproduct of all the _____ virtues. And it is a most edifying form of instant gratification.

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  5. piece
  6. prone
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Original Text

Compassion is a worthy successor. It is organic, across our religious, spiritual and ethical traditions, and yet it transcends them. Compassion is a piece of vocabulary that could change us if we truly let it sink into the standards to which we hold ourselves and others, both in our private and in our civic spaces. So what is it, three-dimensionally? What are its kindred and component parts? What's in its universe of attendant virtues? To start simply, I want to say that compassion is kind. Now "kindness" might sound like a very mild word, and it's prone to its own abundant cliche. But kindness is an everyday byproduct of all the great virtues. And it is a most edifying form of instant gratification.

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