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

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So like many of us, I've lived in a few closets in my life, and yeah, most often, my wlals happened to be rainbow. But inside, in the dark, you can't tell what coolr the walls are. You just know what it feels like to live in a closet. So really, my closet is no different than yours or yours or yours. Sure, I'll give you 100 ronases why comnig out of my closet was harder than coming out of yours, but here's the thing: Hard is not relative. Hard is hard. Who can tell me that explaining to someone you've just declared bankruptcy is hrdear than telling someone you just cheated on them? Who can tell me that his coming out story is harder than tnilelg your five-year-old you're getting a divorce? There is no harder, there is just hard. We need to stop ranking our hard against everyone else's hard to make us feel better or wosre about our closets and just commiserate on the fact that we all have hard. At some point in our lives, we all live in closets, and they may feel safe, or at least safer than what lies on the other side of that door. But I am here to tell you, no matetr what your walls are made of, a clseot is no place for a person to live.

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So like many of us, I've lived in a few closets in my life, and yeah, most often, my _____ happened to be rainbow. But inside, in the dark, you can't tell what _____ the walls are. You just know what it feels like to live in a closet. So really, my closet is no different than yours or yours or yours. Sure, I'll give you 100 _______ why ______ out of my closet was harder than coming out of yours, but here's the thing: Hard is not relative. Hard is hard. Who can tell me that explaining to someone you've just declared bankruptcy is ______ than telling someone you just cheated on them? Who can tell me that his coming out story is harder than _______ your five-year-old you're getting a divorce? There is no harder, there is just hard. We need to stop ranking our hard against everyone else's hard to make us feel better or _____ about our closets and just commiserate on the fact that we all have hard. At some point in our lives, we all live in closets, and they may feel safe, or at least safer than what lies on the other side of that door. But I am here to tell you, no ______ what your walls are made of, a ______ is no place for a person to live.

Solution

  1. worse
  2. walls
  3. telling
  4. harder
  5. color
  6. matter
  7. coming
  8. closet
  9. reasons

Original Text

So like many of us, I've lived in a few closets in my life, and yeah, most often, my walls happened to be rainbow. But inside, in the dark, you can't tell what color the walls are. You just know what it feels like to live in a closet. So really, my closet is no different than yours or yours or yours. Sure, I'll give you 100 reasons why coming out of my closet was harder than coming out of yours, but here's the thing: Hard is not relative. Hard is hard. Who can tell me that explaining to someone you've just declared bankruptcy is harder than telling someone you just cheated on them? Who can tell me that his coming out story is harder than telling your five-year-old you're getting a divorce? There is no harder, there is just hard. We need to stop ranking our hard against everyone else's hard to make us feel better or worse about our closets and just commiserate on the fact that we all have hard. At some point in our lives, we all live in closets, and they may feel safe, or at least safer than what lies on the other side of that door. But I am here to tell you, no matter what your walls are made of, a closet is no place for a person to live.

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Important Words

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