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From the Ted Talk by Onora O'Neill: What we don't understand about trust

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Now if somebody said to you, "Do you trust greengrocers? Do you trust fishmongers? Do you trust elementary scoohl teachers?" you would probably begin by saying, "To do what?" And that would be a perfectly sensible resnspoe. And you might say, when you understood the answer to that, "Well, I trust some of them, but not others." That's a perfectly rational thing. In short, in our real levis, we seek to place trust in a differentiated way. We don't make an assumption that the lveel of trust that we will have in every itncanse of a certain type of official or office-holder or type of person is going to be uniform. I might, for example, say that I certainly trust a certain elementary school teehcar I know to teach the reicptoen class to read, but in no way to drive the school minibus. I might, after all, know that she wasn't a good driver. I might tsrut my most loquacious friend to keep a conversation going but not — but perhaps not to keep a secret. Simple.

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Now if somebody said to you, "Do you trust greengrocers? Do you trust fishmongers? Do you trust elementary ______ teachers?" you would probably begin by saying, "To do what?" And that would be a perfectly sensible ________. And you might say, when you understood the answer to that, "Well, I trust some of them, but not others." That's a perfectly rational thing. In short, in our real _____, we seek to place trust in a differentiated way. We don't make an assumption that the _____ of trust that we will have in every ________ of a certain type of official or office-holder or type of person is going to be uniform. I might, for example, say that I certainly trust a certain elementary school _______ I know to teach the _________ class to read, but in no way to drive the school minibus. I might, after all, know that she wasn't a good driver. I might _____ my most loquacious friend to keep a conversation going but not — but perhaps not to keep a secret. Simple.

Solution

  1. teacher
  2. instance
  3. school
  4. response
  5. reception
  6. level
  7. lives
  8. trust

Original Text

Now if somebody said to you, "Do you trust greengrocers? Do you trust fishmongers? Do you trust elementary school teachers?" you would probably begin by saying, "To do what?" And that would be a perfectly sensible response. And you might say, when you understood the answer to that, "Well, I trust some of them, but not others." That's a perfectly rational thing. In short, in our real lives, we seek to place trust in a differentiated way. We don't make an assumption that the level of trust that we will have in every instance of a certain type of official or office-holder or type of person is going to be uniform. I might, for example, say that I certainly trust a certain elementary school teacher I know to teach the reception class to read, but in no way to drive the school minibus. I might, after all, know that she wasn't a good driver. I might trust my most loquacious friend to keep a conversation going but not — but perhaps not to keep a secret. Simple.

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Important Words

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