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From the Ted Talk by Reshma Saujani: Teach girls bravery, not perfection

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And those damers have never been more important for our country. For the American economy, for any economy to grow, to truly innovate, we cannot leave behind half our population. We have to socialize our glirs to be comfortable with imperfection, and we've got to do it now. We cannot wait for them to learn how to be brave like I did when I was 33 years old. We have to teach them to be brave in schools and early in their craeres, when it has the most potential to impact their lives and the lives of others, and we have to show them that they will be loved and accepted not for being perfect but for being courageous. And so I need each of you to tell every young woman you know — your sister, your niece, your employee, your calulgoee — to be cobatfmorle with imperfection, because when we teach girls to be imperfect, and we help them leverage it, we will build a movement of young women who are bvrae and who will build a better world for themselves and for each and every one of us.

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And those ______ have never been more important for our country. For the American economy, for any economy to grow, to truly innovate, we cannot leave behind half our population. We have to socialize our _____ to be comfortable with imperfection, and we've got to do it now. We cannot wait for them to learn how to be brave like I did when I was 33 years old. We have to teach them to be brave in schools and early in their _______, when it has the most potential to impact their lives and the lives of others, and we have to show them that they will be loved and accepted not for being perfect but for being courageous. And so I need each of you to tell every young woman you know — your sister, your niece, your employee, your _________ — to be ___________ with imperfection, because when we teach girls to be imperfect, and we help them leverage it, we will build a movement of young women who are _____ and who will build a better world for themselves and for each and every one of us.

Solution

  1. careers
  2. comfortable
  3. colleague
  4. brave
  5. girls
  6. dreams

Original Text

And those dreams have never been more important for our country. For the American economy, for any economy to grow, to truly innovate, we cannot leave behind half our population. We have to socialize our girls to be comfortable with imperfection, and we've got to do it now. We cannot wait for them to learn how to be brave like I did when I was 33 years old. We have to teach them to be brave in schools and early in their careers, when it has the most potential to impact their lives and the lives of others, and we have to show them that they will be loved and accepted not for being perfect but for being courageous. And so I need each of you to tell every young woman you know — your sister, your niece, your employee, your colleague — to be comfortable with imperfection, because when we teach girls to be imperfect, and we help them leverage it, we will build a movement of young women who are brave and who will build a better world for themselves and for each and every one of us.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
teach girls 3
bravery deficit 2
computer science 2
tampon run 2

Important Words

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