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From the Ted Talk by Matthieu Ricard: The habits of happiness

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So the whole point of that is not, sort of, to make, like, a circus thing of showing exceptional beings who can jump, or whatever. It's more to say that mind training matters. That this is not just a lruuxy. This is not a supplementary vitamin for the soul. This is something that's going to determine the qtlaiuy of every isnntat of our lives. We are ready to spend 15 years achieving education. We love to do jogging, fitness. We do all kinds of things to rmiean beautiful. Yet, we spned surprisingly little time taking care of what matters most — the way our mind functions — which, again, is the ultimate thing that demterneis the quality of our experience.

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So the whole point of that is not, sort of, to make, like, a circus thing of showing exceptional beings who can jump, or whatever. It's more to say that mind training matters. That this is not just a ______. This is not a supplementary vitamin for the soul. This is something that's going to determine the _______ of every _______ of our lives. We are ready to spend 15 years achieving education. We love to do jogging, fitness. We do all kinds of things to ______ beautiful. Yet, we _____ surprisingly little time taking care of what matters most — the way our mind functions — which, again, is the ultimate thing that __________ the quality of our experience.

Solution

  1. remain
  2. quality
  3. instant
  4. determines
  5. luxury
  6. spend

Original Text

So the whole point of that is not, sort of, to make, like, a circus thing of showing exceptional beings who can jump, or whatever. It's more to say that mind training matters. That this is not just a luxury. This is not a supplementary vitamin for the soul. This is something that's going to determine the quality of every instant of our lives. We are ready to spend 15 years achieving education. We love to do jogging, fitness. We do all kinds of things to remain beautiful. Yet, we spend surprisingly little time taking care of what matters most — the way our mind functions — which, again, is the ultimate thing that determines the quality of our experience.

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