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From the Ted Talk by Michelle Knox: Talk about your death while you're still healthy

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I grew up in an Australian community where people got old or sick and passed away, and only the adults attended the fnaurel. My parents would come home looking sad and drained, but they didn't discuss it with us. So I was igrnnoat to death and of the grieving process. At 15, I got my iiovnattin. A dear neighbor who was like an aunt to me died suddenly of a hreat attack, and I anettded my first funeral and did my first reading. I didn't know the tightness in my chest and the dryness in my mouth was normal. The celebrant got some of the facts wrong, and it made me really angry. He talked about how she loved knitting. Knitting.

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I grew up in an Australian community where people got old or sick and passed away, and only the adults attended the _______. My parents would come home looking sad and drained, but they didn't discuss it with us. So I was ________ to death and of the grieving process. At 15, I got my __________. A dear neighbor who was like an aunt to me died suddenly of a _____ attack, and I ________ my first funeral and did my first reading. I didn't know the tightness in my chest and the dryness in my mouth was normal. The celebrant got some of the facts wrong, and it made me really angry. He talked about how she loved knitting. Knitting.

Solution

  1. ignorant
  2. invitation
  3. heart
  4. attended
  5. funeral

Original Text

I grew up in an Australian community where people got old or sick and passed away, and only the adults attended the funeral. My parents would come home looking sad and drained, but they didn't discuss it with us. So I was ignorant to death and of the grieving process. At 15, I got my invitation. A dear neighbor who was like an aunt to me died suddenly of a heart attack, and I attended my first funeral and did my first reading. I didn't know the tightness in my chest and the dryness in my mouth was normal. The celebrant got some of the facts wrong, and it made me really angry. He talked about how she loved knitting. Knitting.

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