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

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In my work over the years, I've known many people who were ready to go, rdaey to die. Not because they had found some final peace or tacerncdsnene, but because they were so repulsed by what their lives had become — in a word, cut off, or ugly. There are already record numbers of us living with chronic and terminal illness, and into ever older age. And we are nowhere near ready or peprread for this selivr tsunami. We need an infrastructure dynamic enough to handle these seismic shifts in our population. Now is the time to create something new, something vital. I know we can because we have to. The alternative is just unacceptable. And the key iennrgdeits are known: policy, edtuaiocn and tinriang, systems, bckirs and mortar. We have tons of input for designers of all stripes to work with.

Open Cloze

In my work over the years, I've known many people who were ready to go, _____ to die. Not because they had found some final peace or _____________, but because they were so repulsed by what their lives had become — in a word, cut off, or ugly. There are already record numbers of us living with chronic and terminal illness, and into ever older age. And we are nowhere near ready or ________ for this ______ tsunami. We need an infrastructure dynamic enough to handle these seismic shifts in our population. Now is the time to create something new, something vital. I know we can because we have to. The alternative is just unacceptable. And the key ___________ are known: policy, _________ and ________, systems, ______ and mortar. We have tons of input for designers of all stripes to work with.

Solution

  1. training
  2. education
  3. silver
  4. ready
  5. ingredients
  6. bricks
  7. prepared
  8. transcendence

Original Text

In my work over the years, I've known many people who were ready to go, ready to die. Not because they had found some final peace or transcendence, but because they were so repulsed by what their lives had become — in a word, cut off, or ugly. There are already record numbers of us living with chronic and terminal illness, and into ever older age. And we are nowhere near ready or prepared for this silver tsunami. We need an infrastructure dynamic enough to handle these seismic shifts in our population. Now is the time to create something new, something vital. I know we can because we have to. The alternative is just unacceptable. And the key ingredients are known: policy, education and training, systems, bricks and mortar. We have tons of input for designers of all stripes to work with.

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Important Words

  1. age
  2. alternative
  3. bricks
  4. chronic
  5. create
  6. cut
  7. designers
  8. die
  9. dynamic
  10. education
  11. final
  12. handle
  13. illness
  14. infrastructure
  15. ingredients
  16. input
  17. key
  18. lives
  19. living
  20. mortar
  21. numbers
  22. older
  23. peace
  24. people
  25. policy
  26. population
  27. prepared
  28. ready
  29. record
  30. repulsed
  31. seismic
  32. shifts
  33. silver
  34. stripes
  35. systems
  36. terminal
  37. time
  38. tons
  39. training
  40. transcendence
  41. tsunami
  42. ugly
  43. unacceptable
  44. vital
  45. word
  46. work
  47. years