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"From the Ted Talk by Emily Esfahani Smith: There's more to life than being happy"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

bgenniolg, pspoure, transcendence. Now, the fourth pillar of mneniag, I've found, tends to surprise plpoee. The fourth pillar is storytelling, the story you tell yourself about yourself. Creating a narrative from the events of your life brings clarity. It helps you understand how you became you. But we don't always realize that we're the authors of our stories and can change the way we're telling them. Your life isn't just a list of events. You can edit, interpret and retell your story, even as you're cnonistaerd by the facts.

Open Cloze

_________, _______, transcendence. Now, the fourth pillar of _______, I've found, tends to surprise ______. The fourth pillar is storytelling, the story you tell yourself about yourself. Creating a narrative from the events of your life brings clarity. It helps you understand how you became you. But we don't always realize that we're the authors of our stories and can change the way we're telling them. Your life isn't just a list of events. You can edit, interpret and retell your story, even as you're ___________ by the facts.

Solution

  1. meaning
  2. constrained
  3. belonging
  4. purpose
  5. people

Original Text

Belonging, purpose, transcendence. Now, the fourth pillar of meaning, I've found, tends to surprise people. The fourth pillar is storytelling, the story you tell yourself about yourself. Creating a narrative from the events of your life brings clarity. It helps you understand how you became you. But we don't always realize that we're the authors of our stories and can change the way we're telling them. Your life isn't just a list of events. You can edit, interpret and retell your story, even as you're constrained by the facts.

Important Words

  1. authors
  2. belonging
  3. brings
  4. change
  5. clarity
  6. constrained
  7. creating
  8. edit
  9. events
  10. facts
  11. fourth
  12. helps
  13. interpret
  14. life
  15. list
  16. meaning
  17. narrative
  18. people
  19. pillar
  20. purpose
  21. realize
  22. retell
  23. stories
  24. story
  25. storytelling
  26. surprise
  27. telling
  28. transcendence
  29. understand