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From the Ted Talk by Philip Zimbardo: The psychology of time

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So, time paradox, I want to argue, the parodax of time perspective, is something that influences every decision you make, you're totally unaware of. Namely, the extent to which you have one of these basied time perspectives. Well there is actually six of them. There are two ways to be present-oriented. There is two ways to be past-oriented, two ways to be futrue. You can focus on past-positive, or past-negative. You can be present-hedonistic, namely you focus on the joys of life, or present-fatalist -- it doesn't matter, your life is controlled. You can be future-oriented, setting golas. Or you can be transcendental future: namely, life bigens after death. Developing the mental flexibility to shift time perspectives fluidly depending on the dndaems of the situation, that's what you've got to learn to do.

Open Cloze

So, time paradox, I want to argue, the _______ of time perspective, is something that influences every decision you make, you're totally unaware of. Namely, the extent to which you have one of these ______ time perspectives. Well there is actually six of them. There are two ways to be present-oriented. There is two ways to be past-oriented, two ways to be ______. You can focus on past-positive, or past-negative. You can be present-hedonistic, namely you focus on the joys of life, or present-fatalist -- it doesn't matter, your life is controlled. You can be future-oriented, setting _____. Or you can be transcendental future: namely, life ______ after death. Developing the mental flexibility to shift time perspectives fluidly depending on the _______ of the situation, that's what you've got to learn to do.

Solution

  1. demands
  2. biased
  3. future
  4. begins
  5. paradox
  6. goals

Original Text

So, time paradox, I want to argue, the paradox of time perspective, is something that influences every decision you make, you're totally unaware of. Namely, the extent to which you have one of these biased time perspectives. Well there is actually six of them. There are two ways to be present-oriented. There is two ways to be past-oriented, two ways to be future. You can focus on past-positive, or past-negative. You can be present-hedonistic, namely you focus on the joys of life, or present-fatalist -- it doesn't matter, your life is controlled. You can be future-oriented, setting goals. Or you can be transcendental future: namely, life begins after death. Developing the mental flexibility to shift time perspectives fluidly depending on the demands of the situation, that's what you've got to learn to do.

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Important Words

  1. argue
  2. begins
  3. biased
  4. controlled
  5. death
  6. decision
  7. demands
  8. depending
  9. developing
  10. extent
  11. flexibility
  12. fluidly
  13. focus
  14. future
  15. goals
  16. influences
  17. joys
  18. learn
  19. life
  20. matter
  21. mental
  22. paradox
  23. perspective
  24. perspectives
  25. setting
  26. shift
  27. situation
  28. time
  29. totally
  30. transcendental
  31. unaware
  32. ways