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From the Ted Talk by Dan Ariely: What makes us feel good about our work?

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At the same time, if you think about it, there's all kinds of strange behaviors in the world around us. Think about something like mountaineering and mountain clibimng. If you read books of people who cimlb mountains, difficult mountains, do you think that those books are full of mtenmos of joy and happiness? No, they are full of mesriy. In fact, it's all about fbirstote and having difficulty walking, and difficulty breathing — cold, challenging circumstances. And if people were just trying to be happy, the monmet they would get to the top, they would say, "This was a terrible mistake. I'll never do it again."

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At the same time, if you think about it, there's all kinds of strange behaviors in the world around us. Think about something like mountaineering and mountain ________. If you read books of people who _____ mountains, difficult mountains, do you think that those books are full of _______ of joy and happiness? No, they are full of ______. In fact, it's all about _________ and having difficulty walking, and difficulty breathing — cold, challenging circumstances. And if people were just trying to be happy, the ______ they would get to the top, they would say, "This was a terrible mistake. I'll never do it again."

Solution

  1. climbing
  2. misery
  3. climb
  4. moments
  5. frostbite
  6. moment

Original Text

At the same time, if you think about it, there's all kinds of strange behaviors in the world around us. Think about something like mountaineering and mountain climbing. If you read books of people who climb mountains, difficult mountains, do you think that those books are full of moments of joy and happiness? No, they are full of misery. In fact, it's all about frostbite and having difficulty walking, and difficulty breathing — cold, challenging circumstances. And if people were just trying to be happy, the moment they would get to the top, they would say, "This was a terrible mistake. I'll never do it again."

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Important Words

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