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"From the Ted Talk by Bence Nanay: The "End of History" Illusion"

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One consequence of this thinking is that we’re inclined to overinvest in futrue ciechos based on present preferences. On average, people are willing to pay about 60% more to see their current favorite musician ten yaers in the future than they’d currently pay to see their favorite musician from ten years ago. While the skeats involved in concert-going are low, we’re susceptible to similar miscalculations in more serious commitments, like homes, partners, and jobs. At the same time, there’s no real way to predict what our preferences will be in the future. Without the end of history Illusion, it would be dilcfiuft to make any long-term plnas.

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One consequence of this thinking is that we’re inclined to overinvest in ______ _______ based on present preferences. On average, people are willing to pay about 60% more to see their current favorite musician ten _____ in the future than they’d currently pay to see their favorite musician from ten years ago. While the ______ involved in concert-going are low, we’re susceptible to similar miscalculations in more serious commitments, like homes, partners, and jobs. At the same time, there’s no real way to predict what our preferences will be in the future. Without the end of history Illusion, it would be _________ to make any long-term _____.

Solution

  1. future
  2. difficult
  3. plans
  4. choices
  5. years
  6. stakes

Original Text

One consequence of this thinking is that we’re inclined to overinvest in future choices based on present preferences. On average, people are willing to pay about 60% more to see their current favorite musician ten years in the future than they’d currently pay to see their favorite musician from ten years ago. While the stakes involved in concert-going are low, we’re susceptible to similar miscalculations in more serious commitments, like homes, partners, and jobs. At the same time, there’s no real way to predict what our preferences will be in the future. Without the end of history Illusion, it would be difficult to make any long-term plans.

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collocation frequency
year olds 8
history illusion 4
ten years 4

Important Words

  1. average
  2. based
  3. choices
  4. commitments
  5. consequence
  6. current
  7. difficult
  8. favorite
  9. future
  10. history
  11. homes
  12. illusion
  13. inclined
  14. involved
  15. jobs
  16. miscalculations
  17. musician
  18. overinvest
  19. partners
  20. pay
  21. people
  22. plans
  23. predict
  24. preferences
  25. present
  26. real
  27. similar
  28. stakes
  29. susceptible
  30. ten
  31. thinking
  32. time
  33. years