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

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Secondly, what about the aim? The aim is to have more trust. Well frankly, I think that's a siutpd aim. It's not what I would aim at. I would aim to have more trust in the trustworthy but not in the utoshwrtuntry. In fact, I aim pvilitosey to try not to trust the untrustworthy. And I think, of those ppolee who, for example, placed their savings with the very aptly nemad Mr. Madoff, who then made off with them, and I think of them, and I think, well, yes, too much trust. More trust is not an intelligent aim in this life. Intelligently placed and intelligently refused trust is the proper aim. Well once one says that, one says, yeah, okay, that means that what matters in the first palce is not trust but trustworthiness. It's judging how trustworthy people are in particular respects.

Open Cloze

Secondly, what about the aim? The aim is to have more trust. Well frankly, I think that's a ______ aim. It's not what I would aim at. I would aim to have more trust in the trustworthy but not in the _____________. In fact, I aim __________ to try not to trust the untrustworthy. And I think, of those ______ who, for example, placed their savings with the very aptly _____ Mr. Madoff, who then made off with them, and I think of them, and I think, well, yes, too much trust. More trust is not an intelligent aim in this life. Intelligently placed and intelligently refused trust is the proper aim. Well once one says that, one says, yeah, okay, that means that what matters in the first _____ is not trust but trustworthiness. It's judging how trustworthy people are in particular respects.

Solution

  1. people
  2. stupid
  3. place
  4. positively
  5. untrustworthy
  6. named

Original Text

Secondly, what about the aim? The aim is to have more trust. Well frankly, I think that's a stupid aim. It's not what I would aim at. I would aim to have more trust in the trustworthy but not in the untrustworthy. In fact, I aim positively to try not to trust the untrustworthy. And I think, of those people who, for example, placed their savings with the very aptly named Mr. Madoff, who then made off with them, and I think of them, and I think, well, yes, too much trust. More trust is not an intelligent aim in this life. Intelligently placed and intelligently refused trust is the proper aim. Well once one says that, one says, yeah, okay, that means that what matters in the first place is not trust but trustworthiness. It's judging how trustworthy people are in particular respects.

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Important Words

  1. aim
  2. aptly
  3. fact
  4. frankly
  5. intelligent
  6. intelligently
  7. judging
  8. life
  9. madoff
  10. matters
  11. means
  12. named
  13. people
  14. place
  15. positively
  16. proper
  17. refused
  18. respects
  19. savings
  20. stupid
  21. trust
  22. trustworthiness
  23. trustworthy
  24. untrustworthy
  25. yeah