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From the Ted Talk by Paula Scher: Great design is serious, not solemn

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And then this funny thing happened. I found that I was no longer at play. I was actually in this smelon landscape of fulfilling an eitoptxcaen for a show, which is not where I started with these things. So, while they became successful, I know how to make them, so I'm not a neophyte, and they're no longer serious — they have become solemn. And that's a terrifying fotcar — when you start something and it turns that way — because it means that all that's left for you is to go back and to find out what the next thing is that you can push, that you can invent, that you can be ignorant about, that you can be arrogant about, that you can fail with, and that you can be a fool with. Because in the end, that's how you grow, and that's all that matters.

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And then this funny thing happened. I found that I was no longer at play. I was actually in this ______ landscape of fulfilling an ___________ for a show, which is not where I started with these things. So, while they became successful, I know how to make them, so I'm not a neophyte, and they're no longer serious — they have become solemn. And that's a terrifying ______ — when you start something and it turns that way — because it means that all that's left for you is to go back and to find out what the next thing is that you can push, that you can invent, that you can be ignorant about, that you can be arrogant about, that you can fail with, and that you can be a fool with. Because in the end, that's how you grow, and that's all that matters.

Solution

  1. factor
  2. expectation
  3. solemn

Original Text

And then this funny thing happened. I found that I was no longer at play. I was actually in this solemn landscape of fulfilling an expectation for a show, which is not where I started with these things. So, while they became successful, I know how to make them, so I'm not a neophyte, and they're no longer serious — they have become solemn. And that's a terrifying factor — when you start something and it turns that way — because it means that all that's left for you is to go back and to find out what the next thing is that you can push, that you can invent, that you can be ignorant about, that you can be arrogant about, that you can fail with, and that you can be a fool with. Because in the end, that's how you grow, and that's all that matters.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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public theater 4
york times 3
united states 3
solemn design 2
record covers 2
typeface helvetica 2
paul newman 2
city council 2

Important Words

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  2. expectation
  3. factor
  4. fail
  5. find
  6. fool
  7. fulfilling
  8. funny
  9. grow
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  11. ignorant
  12. invent
  13. landscape
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  15. longer
  16. matters
  17. means
  18. neophyte
  19. play
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  21. show
  22. solemn
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  25. successful
  26. terrifying
  27. turns