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From the Ted Talk by Barry Schwartz: The way we think about work is broken

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If you think your poverty is God's will, you pray. If you think your poverty is the result of your own inadequacy, you shrink into despair. And if you think your poverty is the result of oppression and dimiontaon, then you rise up in revolt. Whether your response to poverty is rsinagoetin or revolution, denpeds on how you understand the sources of your poverty. This is the role that ideas play in shaping us as human beings, and this is why idea tcohnogley may be the most plurofdnoy important technology that science gives us.

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If you think your poverty is God's will, you pray. If you think your poverty is the result of your own inadequacy, you shrink into despair. And if you think your poverty is the result of oppression and __________, then you rise up in revolt. Whether your response to poverty is ___________ or revolution, _______ on how you understand the sources of your poverty. This is the role that ideas play in shaping us as human beings, and this is why idea __________ may be the most __________ important technology that science gives us.

Solution

  1. domination
  2. technology
  3. depends
  4. profoundly
  5. resignation

Original Text

If you think your poverty is God's will, you pray. If you think your poverty is the result of your own inadequacy, you shrink into despair. And if you think your poverty is the result of oppression and domination, then you rise up in revolt. Whether your response to poverty is resignation or revolution, depends on how you understand the sources of your poverty. This is the role that ideas play in shaping us as human beings, and this is why idea technology may be the most profoundly important technology that science gives us.

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