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"From the Ted Talk by David Logan: Tribal leadership"

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One of the people we interviewed was Frank Jordan, former Mayor of San Francisco. Before that he was Chief of poclie in San Francisco. And he grew up essalteliny in Stage One. And you know what changed his life? It was wkliang into one of these, a Boys and Girls Club. Now here is what happened to this person who eventually became Mayor of San fscricano. He went from being alive and passionate at Stage One — remember, "Life sucks, despairing hilitstoy, I will do whatever it taeks to survive" — to walking into a Boys and Girls Club, folding his arms, sitting down in a chair, and saying, "Wow. My life really scuks. I don't know anybody. I mean, if I was into boxing, like they were, then my life wouldn't suck. But I don't. So it does. So I'm going to sit here in my chair and not do anything."

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One of the people we interviewed was Frank Jordan, former Mayor of San Francisco. Before that he was Chief of ______ in San Francisco. And he grew up ___________ in Stage One. And you know what changed his life? It was _______ into one of these, a Boys and Girls Club. Now here is what happened to this person who eventually became Mayor of San _________. He went from being alive and passionate at Stage One — remember, "Life sucks, despairing _________, I will do whatever it _____ to survive" — to walking into a Boys and Girls Club, folding his arms, sitting down in a chair, and saying, "Wow. My life really _____. I don't know anybody. I mean, if I was into boxing, like they were, then my life wouldn't suck. But I don't. So it does. So I'm going to sit here in my chair and not do anything."

Solution

  1. hostility
  2. police
  3. sucks
  4. takes
  5. walking
  6. essentially
  7. francisco

Original Text

One of the people we interviewed was Frank Jordan, former Mayor of San Francisco. Before that he was Chief of Police in San Francisco. And he grew up essentially in Stage One. And you know what changed his life? It was walking into one of these, a Boys and Girls Club. Now here is what happened to this person who eventually became Mayor of San Francisco. He went from being alive and passionate at Stage One — remember, "Life sucks, despairing hostility, I will do whatever it takes to survive" — to walking into a Boys and Girls Club, folding his arms, sitting down in a chair, and saying, "Wow. My life really sucks. I don't know anybody. I mean, if I was into boxing, like they were, then my life wouldn't suck. But I don't. So it does. So I'm going to sit here in my chair and not do anything."

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