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"From the Ted Talk by Nora Atkinson: Why art thrives at Burning Man"

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Every year, something compels people from all different walks of life, from all over the world, to go out into the desert and make art when there is no money in it. The work's not always refined, it's not always viable, it's not even always good, but it's anthuitec and otpsitiimc in a way we rarely see anywhere else. In these cynical times, it's comforting to know that we're still capable of great feats of inoimgtiaan, and that when we search for cnctniooen, we come together and build cathedrals in the dust.

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Every year, something compels people from all different walks of life, from all over the world, to go out into the desert and make art when there is no money in it. The work's not always refined, it's not always viable, it's not even always good, but it's _________ and __________ in a way we rarely see anywhere else. In these cynical times, it's comforting to know that we're still capable of great feats of ___________, and that when we search for __________, we come together and build cathedrals in the dust.

Solution

  1. imagination
  2. connection
  3. authentic
  4. optimistic

Original Text

Every year, something compels people from all different walks of life, from all over the world, to go out into the desert and make art when there is no money in it. The work's not always refined, it's not always viable, it's not even always good, but it's authentic and optimistic in a way we rarely see anywhere else. In these cynical times, it's comforting to know that we're still capable of great feats of imagination, and that when we search for connection, we come together and build cathedrals in the dust.

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Important Words

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  2. authentic
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  4. capable
  5. cathedrals
  6. comforting
  7. compels
  8. connection
  9. cynical
  10. desert
  11. dust
  12. feats
  13. good
  14. great
  15. imagination
  16. life
  17. money
  18. optimistic
  19. people
  20. rarely
  21. refined
  22. search
  23. times
  24. viable
  25. walks
  26. world
  27. year