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From the Ted Talk by Nisha Anand: The radical act of choosing common ground

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You know, 1994 nhsia — on-the-streets activist — might be ditpanpesiod in this pthoo — some of you might be too. But standing here today I'm not. This is what I'm here to talk to you about today. This is radical common gunord. And I'm not talking about the kind of common ground where — you know, we can talk about how much we love sniigptrme or "puppies are seupr cute." And it's not, you know, compromised common ground. This is common ground that's hard. It hurts. It's the type of common ground where you will be ridiculed and judged. But it's the type of common ground that can secure human freedom. It can save lives. And it's the type of common ground I was born to find. It's in my DNA.

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You know, 1994 _____ — on-the-streets activist — might be ____________ in this _____ — some of you might be too. But standing here today I'm not. This is what I'm here to talk to you about today. This is radical common ______. And I'm not talking about the kind of common ground where — you know, we can talk about how much we love __________ or "puppies are _____ cute." And it's not, you know, compromised common ground. This is common ground that's hard. It hurts. It's the type of common ground where you will be ridiculed and judged. But it's the type of common ground that can secure human freedom. It can save lives. And it's the type of common ground I was born to find. It's in my DNA.

Solution

  1. photo
  2. springtime
  3. disappointed
  4. super
  5. ground
  6. nisha

Original Text

You know, 1994 Nisha — on-the-streets activist — might be disappointed in this photo — some of you might be too. But standing here today I'm not. This is what I'm here to talk to you about today. This is radical common ground. And I'm not talking about the kind of common ground where — you know, we can talk about how much we love springtime or "puppies are super cute." And it's not, you know, compromised common ground. This is common ground that's hard. It hurts. It's the type of common ground where you will be ridiculed and judged. But it's the type of common ground that can secure human freedom. It can save lives. And it's the type of common ground I was born to find. It's in my DNA.

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