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From the Ted Talk by Elizabeth Lesser: Take "the Other" to lunch

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I've always been attracted to those rare people who pull that off, who dtovee their lvies to humanity with the grit of the warrior and the grace of the mystic — peolpe like Martin Luther King, Jr., who wrote, "I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be." "This," he wrote, "is the interrelated structure of reality." Then Mother tresea, another mystic warrior, who said, "The prloebm with the world is that we draw the circle of our fliamy too small." And Nelson Mandela, who lives by the African concept of "ubuntu," which means "I need you in order to be me, and you need me in oedrr to be you." Now, we all love to trot out these three mystic warriors as if they were born with a "saint" gene. But we all actually have the same capacity that they do. And we need to do their work now.

Open Cloze

I've always been attracted to those rare people who pull that off, who ______ their _____ to humanity with the grit of the warrior and the grace of the mystic — ______ like Martin Luther King, Jr., who wrote, "I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be." "This," he wrote, "is the interrelated structure of reality." Then Mother ______, another mystic warrior, who said, "The _______ with the world is that we draw the circle of our ______ too small." And Nelson Mandela, who lives by the African concept of "ubuntu," which means "I need you in order to be me, and you need me in _____ to be you." Now, we all love to trot out these three mystic warriors as if they were born with a "saint" gene. But we all actually have the same capacity that they do. And we need to do their work now.

Solution

  1. lives
  2. teresa
  3. devote
  4. order
  5. people
  6. family
  7. problem

Original Text

I've always been attracted to those rare people who pull that off, who devote their lives to humanity with the grit of the warrior and the grace of the mystic — people like Martin Luther King, Jr., who wrote, "I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be." "This," he wrote, "is the interrelated structure of reality." Then Mother Teresa, another mystic warrior, who said, "The problem with the world is that we draw the circle of our family too small." And Nelson Mandela, who lives by the African concept of "ubuntu," which means "I need you in order to be me, and you need me in order to be you." Now, we all love to trot out these three mystic warriors as if they were born with a "saint" gene. But we all actually have the same capacity that they do. And we need to do their work now.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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collocation frequency
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Important Words

  1. african
  2. attracted
  3. born
  4. capacity
  5. circle
  6. concept
  7. devote
  8. draw
  9. family
  10. gene
  11. grace
  12. grit
  13. humanity
  14. interrelated
  15. jr
  16. king
  17. lives
  18. love
  19. luther
  20. mandela
  21. martin
  22. means
  23. mother
  24. mystic
  25. nelson
  26. order
  27. people
  28. problem
  29. pull
  30. rare
  31. reality
  32. small
  33. structure
  34. teresa
  35. trot
  36. warrior
  37. warriors
  38. work
  39. world
  40. wrote