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"From the Ted Talk by Dan Gilbert: The psychology of your future self"

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The bottom line is, time is a powerful force. It transforms our preferences. It reshapes our values. It alters our personalities. We seem to appreciate this fact, but only in retrospect. Only when we look backwards do we realize how much change happens in a dcadee. It's as if, for most of us, the present is a miagc time. It's a watershed on the timeline. It's the moment at which we finally become ourselves. Human beings are wkors in poregsrs that mnsaklitey think they're finished. The person you are right now is as transient, as feetilng and as temporary as all the people you've ever been. The one constant in our life is change.

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The bottom line is, time is a powerful force. It transforms our preferences. It reshapes our values. It alters our personalities. We seem to appreciate this fact, but only in retrospect. Only when we look backwards do we realize how much change happens in a ______. It's as if, for most of us, the present is a _____ time. It's a watershed on the timeline. It's the moment at which we finally become ourselves. Human beings are _____ in ________ that __________ think they're finished. The person you are right now is as transient, as ________ and as temporary as all the people you've ever been. The one constant in our life is change.

Solution

  1. works
  2. decade
  3. magic
  4. progress
  5. fleeting
  6. mistakenly

Original Text

The bottom line is, time is a powerful force. It transforms our preferences. It reshapes our values. It alters our personalities. We seem to appreciate this fact, but only in retrospect. Only when we look backwards do we realize how much change happens in a decade. It's as if, for most of us, the present is a magic time. It's a watershed on the timeline. It's the moment at which we finally become ourselves. Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they're finished. The person you are right now is as transient, as fleeting and as temporary as all the people you've ever been. The one constant in our life is change.

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Important Words

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  35. works