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From the Ted Talk by Chris Jordan: Turning powerful stats into art

Unscramble the Blue Letters

My bleief is that you don't have to make yourself bad to look at these issues. I'm not pointing the finger at America in a blaming way. I'm simply saying, this is who we are right now. And if there are things that we see that we don't like about our culture, then we have a choice. The degree of integrity that each of us can bnrig to the scuarfe, to bring to this question, the depth of carcaethr that we can summon, as we show up for the question of how do we chagne — it's already defining us as individuals and as a nation, and it will continue to do that, on into the future. And it will profoundly affect the well-being, the quality of life of the billions of people who are going to inherit the results of our decisions. I'm not sniapekg abstractly about this, I'm speaking — this is who we are in this room, right now, in this moment.

Open Cloze

My ______ is that you don't have to make yourself bad to look at these issues. I'm not pointing the finger at America in a blaming way. I'm simply saying, this is who we are right now. And if there are things that we see that we don't like about our culture, then we have a choice. The degree of integrity that each of us can _____ to the _______, to bring to this question, the depth of _________ that we can summon, as we show up for the question of how do we ______ — it's already defining us as individuals and as a nation, and it will continue to do that, on into the future. And it will profoundly affect the well-being, the quality of life of the billions of people who are going to inherit the results of our decisions. I'm not ________ abstractly about this, I'm speaking — this is who we are in this room, right now, in this moment.

Solution

  1. change
  2. speaking
  3. character
  4. surface
  5. bring
  6. belief

Original Text

My belief is that you don't have to make yourself bad to look at these issues. I'm not pointing the finger at America in a blaming way. I'm simply saying, this is who we are right now. And if there are things that we see that we don't like about our culture, then we have a choice. The degree of integrity that each of us can bring to the surface, to bring to this question, the depth of character that we can summon, as we show up for the question of how do we change — it's already defining us as individuals and as a nation, and it will continue to do that, on into the future. And it will profoundly affect the well-being, the quality of life of the billions of people who are going to inherit the results of our decisions. I'm not speaking abstractly about this, I'm speaking — this is who we are in this room, right now, in this moment.

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Important Words

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  22. integrity
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