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From the Ted Talk by Christiana Figueres: The case for stubborn optimism on climate

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Optimism is not about blindly ignoring the realities that surround us, that's foolishness. It's also not a niave fitah that everything will take care of itself, even if we do nothing. That is iresliinporsbity. The optimism I'm skpeniag of is not the result of an achievement, it is the necessary input to mniteeg a challenge. It is, in fact, the only way to increase our chance of success. Think of the impact of a positive mindset on a personal goal you have set yourself. Running a marathon, learning a new language, cetniarg a new country, like my father, or like me, reaching a global agreement on climate change.

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Optimism is not about blindly ignoring the realities that surround us, that's foolishness. It's also not a _____ _____ that everything will take care of itself, even if we do nothing. That is ________________. The optimism I'm ________ of is not the result of an achievement, it is the necessary input to _______ a challenge. It is, in fact, the only way to increase our chance of success. Think of the impact of a positive mindset on a personal goal you have set yourself. Running a marathon, learning a new language, ________ a new country, like my father, or like me, reaching a global agreement on climate change.

Solution

  1. meeting
  2. irresponsibility
  3. faith
  4. naive
  5. creating
  6. speaking

Original Text

Optimism is not about blindly ignoring the realities that surround us, that's foolishness. It's also not a naive faith that everything will take care of itself, even if we do nothing. That is irresponsibility. The optimism I'm speaking of is not the result of an achievement, it is the necessary input to meeting a challenge. It is, in fact, the only way to increase our chance of success. Think of the impact of a positive mindset on a personal goal you have set yourself. Running a marathon, learning a new language, creating a new country, like my father, or like me, reaching a global agreement on climate change.

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