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From the Ted Talk by Naomi Shimada: Tips for reclaiming your peace of mind online

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NS: I mean, that's definitely an aniexty of our generation, right? Anxieties around posting about social justice. I think the big question here is asking ourselves, like, what am I doing in my own life? You know, and again, there is a spectrum, because there's a lot of pploee who are sharing a lot of important information via saciol media. So you have, like, organizers and then everybody else. But if you are — Once again, you know, I can't speak for everybody, but just I think it's — I read this quote by an activist in Oregon, a lefmtiie organizer called Grace Lee Boggs, and she said that, you know, that a lot of times in our lives we don't prioritize the importance of self-reflection and revolution. And I think, you know, we so care about optics. We don't want people to think that we are racists, sizeist, sexist, etc. But to not create and redo this kind of harm in the world, we need to understand and really reflect on these systems that we've all ilniezrntead to some effect. So to urdeansntd, like, where am I on the srupctem? How do I benefit? All of these things actually really take time and deep, you know, self-reflection and work. And that kind of qutsiennoig, I think, is something that I find it helpful to be ofilfne because I'm like, otherwise, I'm just listening to what everybody else is saying. Like, are these my thoughts and my feelings or am I just internalizing what other people are just shouting into the atmosphere and into the internet? I think, there's moments where obviously, a lot the uprisings in June would not have happened if it wasn't for the information that was shared and that action, of course, was so important. But I think there's different phases, you know. And when it's just about smhae and optics, that's not how we change the world. For us to cnghae the world, we need to inhabit and act on these reflections. So I think there are again, more qoesutins to ask ourselves, like, do I just not want people to think that I do this? And often we are in echo chbmaer of the people who follow us and people we follow, right? So a lot of the times we're just sharing and shouting into the atmosphere of people who have the same idelas as us. And that energy can be used in a different way. And also sometimes inhibits, I think, real harder conversations from happening, because I think social media isn't often an intimate enough of a sacpe to be able to ask each other questions that we're afraid to ask. Or mistakes, it's not favorable to making mistakes anymore, which is my critique and sasdens about social mdeia. You know, our biggest fear is being called out for something. But this call-out culture, sometimes, not always, I understand its role and place in society, but sometimes doesn't allow for us to have more engaged cnoeravstnios around these systems that we've internalized. And we all make mtkeaiss and we all have to lraen and sometimes it doesn't allow for that to happen.

Open Cloze

NS: I mean, that's definitely an _______ of our generation, right? Anxieties around posting about social justice. I think the big question here is asking ourselves, like, what am I doing in my own life? You know, and again, there is a spectrum, because there's a lot of ______ who are sharing a lot of important information via ______ media. So you have, like, organizers and then everybody else. But if you are — Once again, you know, I can't speak for everybody, but just I think it's — I read this quote by an activist in Oregon, a ________ organizer called Grace Lee Boggs, and she said that, you know, that a lot of times in our lives we don't prioritize the importance of self-reflection and revolution. And I think, you know, we so care about optics. We don't want people to think that we are racists, sizeist, sexist, etc. But to not create and redo this kind of harm in the world, we need to understand and really reflect on these systems that we've all ____________ to some effect. So to __________, like, where am I on the ________? How do I benefit? All of these things actually really take time and deep, you know, self-reflection and work. And that kind of ___________, I think, is something that I find it helpful to be _______ because I'm like, otherwise, I'm just listening to what everybody else is saying. Like, are these my thoughts and my feelings or am I just internalizing what other people are just shouting into the atmosphere and into the internet? I think, there's moments where obviously, a lot the uprisings in June would not have happened if it wasn't for the information that was shared and that action, of course, was so important. But I think there's different phases, you know. And when it's just about _____ and optics, that's not how we change the world. For us to ______ the world, we need to inhabit and act on these reflections. So I think there are again, more _________ to ask ourselves, like, do I just not want people to think that I do this? And often we are in echo _______ of the people who follow us and people we follow, right? So a lot of the times we're just sharing and shouting into the atmosphere of people who have the same ______ as us. And that energy can be used in a different way. And also sometimes inhibits, I think, real harder conversations from happening, because I think social media isn't often an intimate enough of a _____ to be able to ask each other questions that we're afraid to ask. Or mistakes, it's not favorable to making mistakes anymore, which is my critique and _______ about social _____. You know, our biggest fear is being called out for something. But this call-out culture, sometimes, not always, I understand its role and place in society, but sometimes doesn't allow for us to have more engaged _____________ around these systems that we've internalized. And we all make ________ and we all have to _____ and sometimes it doesn't allow for that to happen.

Solution

  1. space
  2. questioning
  3. change
  4. lifetime
  5. learn
  6. social
  7. offline
  8. media
  9. spectrum
  10. conversations
  11. internalized
  12. people
  13. understand
  14. shame
  15. questions
  16. anxiety
  17. mistakes
  18. sadness
  19. ideals
  20. chamber

Original Text

NS: I mean, that's definitely an anxiety of our generation, right? Anxieties around posting about social justice. I think the big question here is asking ourselves, like, what am I doing in my own life? You know, and again, there is a spectrum, because there's a lot of people who are sharing a lot of important information via social media. So you have, like, organizers and then everybody else. But if you are — Once again, you know, I can't speak for everybody, but just I think it's — I read this quote by an activist in Oregon, a lifetime organizer called Grace Lee Boggs, and she said that, you know, that a lot of times in our lives we don't prioritize the importance of self-reflection and revolution. And I think, you know, we so care about optics. We don't want people to think that we are racists, sizeist, sexist, etc. But to not create and redo this kind of harm in the world, we need to understand and really reflect on these systems that we've all internalized to some effect. So to understand, like, where am I on the spectrum? How do I benefit? All of these things actually really take time and deep, you know, self-reflection and work. And that kind of questioning, I think, is something that I find it helpful to be offline because I'm like, otherwise, I'm just listening to what everybody else is saying. Like, are these my thoughts and my feelings or am I just internalizing what other people are just shouting into the atmosphere and into the internet? I think, there's moments where obviously, a lot the uprisings in June would not have happened if it wasn't for the information that was shared and that action, of course, was so important. But I think there's different phases, you know. And when it's just about shame and optics, that's not how we change the world. For us to change the world, we need to inhabit and act on these reflections. So I think there are again, more questions to ask ourselves, like, do I just not want people to think that I do this? And often we are in echo chamber of the people who follow us and people we follow, right? So a lot of the times we're just sharing and shouting into the atmosphere of people who have the same ideals as us. And that energy can be used in a different way. And also sometimes inhibits, I think, real harder conversations from happening, because I think social media isn't often an intimate enough of a space to be able to ask each other questions that we're afraid to ask. Or mistakes, it's not favorable to making mistakes anymore, which is my critique and sadness about social media. You know, our biggest fear is being called out for something. But this call-out culture, sometimes, not always, I understand its role and place in society, but sometimes doesn't allow for us to have more engaged conversations around these systems that we've internalized. And we all make mistakes and we all have to learn and sometimes it doesn't allow for that to happen.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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