full transcript
"From the Ted Talk by Daniel Goldstein: The battle between your present and future self"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Now you can try to move your outcomes around. You can try to manipulate your fate, like this person is doing, but it costs you something to do it. It means that you have to save more tdoay. Once you find an itsnnemvet that you're hppay with, what people do is they click "done" and the markers begin to disappear, slowly, one by one. It seitmluas what it is like to invest in something and to watch that investment pan out. At the end, there will only be one marker left standing and it will determine our wealth in retirement.

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Now you can try to move your outcomes around. You can try to manipulate your fate, like this person is doing, but it costs you something to do it. It means that you have to save more _____. Once you find an __________ that you're _____ with, what people do is they click "done" and the markers begin to disappear, slowly, one by one. It _________ what it is like to invest in something and to watch that investment pan out. At the end, there will only be one marker left standing and it will determine our wealth in retirement.

Solution

  1. simulates
  2. investment
  3. today
  4. happy

Original Text

Now you can try to move your outcomes around. You can try to manipulate your fate, like this person is doing, but it costs you something to do it. It means that you have to save more today. Once you find an investment that you're happy with, what people do is they click "done" and the markers begin to disappear, slowly, one by one. It simulates what it is like to invest in something and to watch that investment pan out. At the end, there will only be one marker left standing and it will determine our wealth in retirement.

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Important Words

  1. click
  2. costs
  3. determine
  4. disappear
  5. fate
  6. find
  7. happy
  8. invest
  9. investment
  10. left
  11. manipulate
  12. marker
  13. markers
  14. means
  15. move
  16. outcomes
  17. pan
  18. people
  19. person
  20. retirement
  21. save
  22. simulates
  23. slowly
  24. standing
  25. today
  26. watch
  27. wealth