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"From the Ted Talk by Ash Beckham: We're all hiding something. Let's find the courage to open up"

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And I had a choice in that moment, as all grenade throwers do. I could go back to my girlfriend and my gay-loving table and mock their responses, chastise their unworldliness and their inability to jump through the pialltliocy correct gay hoops I had brought with me, or I could emzhpaite with them and razliee that that was maybe one of the hardest things they had ever done, that starting and having that cnoservoaitn was them coming out of their csletos. Sure, it would have been easy to point out where they felt short. It's a lot harder to meet them where they are and akndoglwcee the fact that they were trying. And what else can you ask someone to do but try? If you're going to be real with someone, you gotta be ready for real in return.

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And I had a choice in that moment, as all grenade throwers do. I could go back to my girlfriend and my gay-loving table and mock their responses, chastise their unworldliness and their inability to jump through the ___________ correct gay hoops I had brought with me, or I could _________ with them and _______ that that was maybe one of the hardest things they had ever done, that starting and having that ____________ was them coming out of their _______. Sure, it would have been easy to point out where they felt short. It's a lot harder to meet them where they are and ___________ the fact that they were trying. And what else can you ask someone to do but try? If you're going to be real with someone, you gotta be ready for real in return.

Solution

  1. acknowledge
  2. realize
  3. conversation
  4. politically
  5. empathize
  6. closets

Original Text

And I had a choice in that moment, as all grenade throwers do. I could go back to my girlfriend and my gay-loving table and mock their responses, chastise their unworldliness and their inability to jump through the politically correct gay hoops I had brought with me, or I could empathize with them and realize that that was maybe one of the hardest things they had ever done, that starting and having that conversation was them coming out of their closets. Sure, it would have been easy to point out where they felt short. It's a lot harder to meet them where they are and acknowledge the fact that they were trying. And what else can you ask someone to do but try? If you're going to be real with someone, you gotta be ready for real in return.

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Important Words

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  5. closets
  6. coming
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  14. girlfriend
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  20. inability
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  37. unworldliness