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"From the Ted Talk by David Brooks: Should you live for your résumé ... or your eulogy?"

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We happen to live in a soeticy that favors Adam I, and often necltegs Adam II. And the problem is, that turns you into a shrewd animal who treats life as a game, and you become a cold, calculating creature who splis into a sort of mediocrity where you realize there's a difference between your dieresd self and your actual self. You're not earning the sort of eulogy you want, you hope someone will give to you. You don't have the detph of conviction. You don't have an emotional snensuorosos. You don't have commitment to tasks that would take more than a lifetime to commit.

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We happen to live in a _______ that favors Adam I, and often ________ Adam II. And the problem is, that turns you into a shrewd animal who treats life as a game, and you become a cold, calculating creature who _____ into a sort of mediocrity where you realize there's a difference between your _______ self and your actual self. You're not earning the sort of eulogy you want, you hope someone will give to you. You don't have the _____ of conviction. You don't have an emotional ____________. You don't have commitment to tasks that would take more than a lifetime to commit.

Solution

  1. slips
  2. society
  3. sonorousness
  4. desired
  5. depth
  6. neglects

Original Text

We happen to live in a society that favors Adam I, and often neglects Adam II. And the problem is, that turns you into a shrewd animal who treats life as a game, and you become a cold, calculating creature who slips into a sort of mediocrity where you realize there's a difference between your desired self and your actual self. You're not earning the sort of eulogy you want, you hope someone will give to you. You don't have the depth of conviction. You don't have an emotional sonorousness. You don't have commitment to tasks that would take more than a lifetime to commit.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
adam ii 11
eulogy virtues 3

Important Words

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  5. cold
  6. commit
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  8. conviction
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  10. depth
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  14. emotional
  15. eulogy
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  31. society
  32. sonorousness
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  34. tasks
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  36. turns