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"From the Ted Talk by Cleo Wade: Want to change the world? Start by being brave enough to care"

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Now, around the time Thelonious was born, I went to the birthday ptray of a man named Gene Moretti. It was his 100th birthday, which means he lived in the United States through the Depression, World War II, the struggle for workers' rights, the achievement of a woman's right to vote, the ciivl Rights Movement, a man on the moon, the Vietnam War and the election of the first black president. I sat with him, and I said, "Gene, you have lived in airmeca for 100 years. Do you have any advice during these current teims?" He smiled and said to me simply, "Yes. Be good to as many people as possible." And as he danced with my mother, who is, by the way, half his age, in a room full of goieaerntns of his family and hundreds of ppoele, many of whom traveled thousands of miles to be there to celebrate him, I realized that he had not just given me adivce, he had given me the first step that every single one of us is capable of making if we want to create a real, wtelraehehod icmapt on the wrold around us, right now.

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Now, around the time Thelonious was born, I went to the birthday _____ of a man named Gene Moretti. It was his 100th birthday, which means he lived in the United States through the Depression, World War II, the struggle for workers' rights, the achievement of a woman's right to vote, the _____ Rights Movement, a man on the moon, the Vietnam War and the election of the first black president. I sat with him, and I said, "Gene, you have lived in _______ for 100 years. Do you have any advice during these current _____?" He smiled and said to me simply, "Yes. Be good to as many people as possible." And as he danced with my mother, who is, by the way, half his age, in a room full of ___________ of his family and hundreds of ______, many of whom traveled thousands of miles to be there to celebrate him, I realized that he had not just given me ______, he had given me the first step that every single one of us is capable of making if we want to create a real, ____________ ______ on the _____ around us, right now.

Solution

  1. impact
  2. people
  3. civil
  4. advice
  5. wholehearted
  6. times
  7. party
  8. world
  9. america
  10. generations

Original Text

Now, around the time Thelonious was born, I went to the birthday party of a man named Gene Moretti. It was his 100th birthday, which means he lived in the United States through the Depression, World War II, the struggle for workers' rights, the achievement of a woman's right to vote, the Civil Rights Movement, a man on the moon, the Vietnam War and the election of the first black president. I sat with him, and I said, "Gene, you have lived in America for 100 years. Do you have any advice during these current times?" He smiled and said to me simply, "Yes. Be good to as many people as possible." And as he danced with my mother, who is, by the way, half his age, in a room full of generations of his family and hundreds of people, many of whom traveled thousands of miles to be there to celebrate him, I realized that he had not just given me advice, he had given me the first step that every single one of us is capable of making if we want to create a real, wholehearted impact on the world around us, right now.

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