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From the Ted Talk by Hrishikesh Hirway: What you discover when you really listen

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Also, the instinct to multisatk is so hard to turn off, but it's so important that you do it. You know, when you're leisnting to music these days, most of the time it's something that we do passively. It's in the bnkgrouacd. It's the soundtrack to something else that we're doing. And I hate to say it, but between our phones and our smtwraethacs and just our own wandering thoughts, it's easy to get distracted, and we tend to listen to other people that way, too. But you can't really get immersed if that's the case. Imagine trying to lstien to a song while singing a different song in your head. You can't do it or you can't do it well. And you can't fully appreciate what someone else is saying if you're thinking about something else.

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Also, the instinct to _________ is so hard to turn off, but it's so important that you do it. You know, when you're _________ to music these days, most of the time it's something that we do passively. It's in the __________. It's the soundtrack to something else that we're doing. And I hate to say it, but between our phones and our ____________ and just our own wandering thoughts, it's easy to get distracted, and we tend to listen to other people that way, too. But you can't really get immersed if that's the case. Imagine trying to ______ to a song while singing a different song in your head. You can't do it or you can't do it well. And you can't fully appreciate what someone else is saying if you're thinking about something else.

Solution

  1. background
  2. listening
  3. listen
  4. smartwatches
  5. multitask

Original Text

Also, the instinct to multitask is so hard to turn off, but it's so important that you do it. You know, when you're listening to music these days, most of the time it's something that we do passively. It's in the background. It's the soundtrack to something else that we're doing. And I hate to say it, but between our phones and our smartwatches and just our own wandering thoughts, it's easy to get distracted, and we tend to listen to other people that way, too. But you can't really get immersed if that's the case. Imagine trying to listen to a song while singing a different song in your head. You can't do it or you can't do it well. And you can't fully appreciate what someone else is saying if you're thinking about something else.

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Important Words

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