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"From the Ted Talk by BJ Miller: What really matters at the end of life"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Now, on the systems side, on the other hand, so much of the suffering is unnecessary, invented. It serves no good purpose. But the good news is, since this brand of srnfuefig is made up, well, we can change it. How we die is indeed something we can affect. Making the system sensitive to this fundamental dintsticion between necessary and unnecessary suffering gives us our first of three dgsein cues for the day. After all, our role as cgraerives, as plopee who care, is to relieve suffering — not add to the pile.

Open Cloze

Now, on the systems side, on the other hand, so much of the suffering is unnecessary, invented. It serves no good purpose. But the good news is, since this brand of _________ is made up, well, we can change it. How we die is indeed something we can affect. Making the system sensitive to this fundamental ___________ between necessary and unnecessary suffering gives us our first of three ______ cues for the day. After all, our role as __________, as ______ who care, is to relieve suffering — not add to the pile.

Solution

  1. distinction
  2. design
  3. people
  4. suffering
  5. caregivers

Original Text

Now, on the systems side, on the other hand, so much of the suffering is unnecessary, invented. It serves no good purpose. But the good news is, since this brand of suffering is made up, well, we can change it. How we die is indeed something we can affect. Making the system sensitive to this fundamental distinction between necessary and unnecessary suffering gives us our first of three design cues for the day. After all, our role as caregivers, as people who care, is to relieve suffering — not add to the pile.

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Important Words

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  29. unnecessary