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

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And it isn't just ephemeral things like values and personality. You can ask people about their likes and dislikes, their basic preferences. For example, name your best friend, your favorite kind of vacation, what's your favorite hbboy, what's your favorite kind of music. People can name these things. We ask half of them to tell us, "Do you think that that will change over the next 10 years?" and half of them to tell us, "Did that change over the last 10 yares?" And what we find, well, you've seen it twice now, and here it is again: people predict that the friend they have now is the friend they'll have in 10 years, the viaotcan they most enjoy now is the one they'll eojny in 10 years, and yet, people who are 10 years odler all say, "Eh, you know, that's really changed."

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And it isn't just ephemeral things like values and personality. You can ask people about their likes and dislikes, their basic preferences. For example, name your best friend, your favorite kind of vacation, what's your favorite _____, what's your favorite kind of music. People can name these things. We ask half of them to tell us, "Do you think that that will change over the next 10 years?" and half of them to tell us, "Did that change over the last 10 _____?" And what we find, well, you've seen it twice now, and here it is again: people predict that the friend they have now is the friend they'll have in 10 years, the ________ they most enjoy now is the one they'll _____ in 10 years, and yet, people who are 10 years _____ all say, "Eh, you know, that's really changed."

Solution

  1. vacation
  2. older
  3. enjoy
  4. years
  5. hobby

Original Text

And it isn't just ephemeral things like values and personality. You can ask people about their likes and dislikes, their basic preferences. For example, name your best friend, your favorite kind of vacation, what's your favorite hobby, what's your favorite kind of music. People can name these things. We ask half of them to tell us, "Do you think that that will change over the next 10 years?" and half of them to tell us, "Did that change over the last 10 years?" And what we find, well, you've seen it twice now, and here it is again: people predict that the friend they have now is the friend they'll have in 10 years, the vacation they most enjoy now is the one they'll enjoy in 10 years, and yet, people who are 10 years older all say, "Eh, you know, that's really changed."

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Important Words

  1. basic
  2. change
  3. changed
  4. dislikes
  5. enjoy
  6. ephemeral
  7. favorite
  8. find
  9. friend
  10. hobby
  11. kind
  12. likes
  13. music
  14. older
  15. people
  16. personality
  17. predict
  18. preferences
  19. vacation
  20. values
  21. years