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From the Ted Talk by His Holiness the Karmapa: The technology of the heart

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TD: But it didn't turn out to be so fun and entertaining, as I thought it would have been. I was placed in a pretty scttrliy controlled environment. And immediately, a lot of different responsibilities, in terms of my education and so forth, were heaped upon me. I was separated, largely, from my family, including my moehtr and father. I didn't have have many personal friends to spend time with, but I was expected to prfreom these prescribed duties. So it tunerd out that my fantasy about an entertaining life of being the kaapmra wasn't going to come true. It more felt to be the case to me that I was being treated like a statue, and I was to sit in one place like a satute would.

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TD: But it didn't turn out to be so fun and entertaining, as I thought it would have been. I was placed in a pretty ________ controlled environment. And immediately, a lot of different responsibilities, in terms of my education and so forth, were heaped upon me. I was separated, largely, from my family, including my ______ and father. I didn't have have many personal friends to spend time with, but I was expected to _______ these prescribed duties. So it ______ out that my fantasy about an entertaining life of being the _______ wasn't going to come true. It more felt to be the case to me that I was being treated like a statue, and I was to sit in one place like a ______ would.

Solution

  1. karmapa
  2. mother
  3. perform
  4. strictly
  5. statue
  6. turned

Original Text

TD: But it didn't turn out to be so fun and entertaining, as I thought it would have been. I was placed in a pretty strictly controlled environment. And immediately, a lot of different responsibilities, in terms of my education and so forth, were heaped upon me. I was separated, largely, from my family, including my mother and father. I didn't have have many personal friends to spend time with, but I was expected to perform these prescribed duties. So it turned out that my fantasy about an entertaining life of being the Karmapa wasn't going to come true. It more felt to be the case to me that I was being treated like a statue, and I was to sit in one place like a statue would.

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