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From the Ted Talk by Elif Shafak: The revolutionary power of diverse thought

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And although I am no stranger to anxieties, and although I am talking here about the power of emotions — I do know the power of emotions — I have discovered over time that ________ are not limitless. You know? They have a limit. There comes a ______ — it's like a tipping point or a _________ — when you get tired of feeling afraid, when you get tired of feeling _______. And I think not only individuals, but perhaps nations, too, have their own tipping points. So even stronger than my emotions is my awareness that not only gender, not only identity, but life itself is fluid. They want to divide us into tribes, but we are connected across _______. They ______ certainty, but we know that life has ______ of magic and plenty of ambiguity. And they like to incite dualities, but we are far more nuanced than that.

Solution

  1. plenty
  2. anxious
  3. borders
  4. moment
  5. emotions
  6. preach
  7. threshold

Original Text

And although I am no stranger to anxieties, and although I am talking here about the power of emotions — I do know the power of emotions — I have discovered over time that emotions are not limitless. You know? They have a limit. There comes a moment — it's like a tipping point or a threshold — when you get tired of feeling afraid, when you get tired of feeling anxious. And I think not only individuals, but perhaps nations, too, have their own tipping points. So even stronger than my emotions is my awareness that not only gender, not only identity, but life itself is fluid. They want to divide us into tribes, but we are connected across borders. They preach certainty, but we know that life has plenty of magic and plenty of ambiguity. And they like to incite dualities, but we are far more nuanced than that.

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