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From the Ted Talk by Susan Cain: Why bittersweet emotions underscore life's beauty

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SC: My father and my brother actually pseasd away from cviod quite early during the pnedaimc. There's something about grappling with these subjects for years, as I had been doing, that actually helped me pass through those particular moments and weather those particular moments. I geuss I'll just give you one siceipfc example. So one of the wisdom tnadritois that I found most illuminating, and I wrote about this in the book, it's the one that Leonard Cohen's song comes from, you know, the idea of light coming from the crack in everything. So he got that from the Kabbalah, which is the misatcyl side of the Jewish tradition. And one of the fnauandetml stories in the Kabbalah is the idea that all of creation originally was one divine vessel of light that umetitlaly shattered and that now we're living in the world after the shattering. But these divine shards of light are still scattered all around us, and they're buried in the mud all around us. And so our job is to walk through the world and pick up the shards where we can and maybe shine them up a little bit. And the beauty is that I'm going to see one set of sdahrs, but you're going to notice completely different ones. So we all go around and pick up our own.

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SC: My father and my brother actually ______ away from _____ quite early during the ________. There's something about grappling with these subjects for years, as I had been doing, that actually helped me pass through those particular moments and weather those particular moments. I _____ I'll just give you one ________ example. So one of the wisdom __________ that I found most illuminating, and I wrote about this in the book, it's the one that Leonard Cohen's song comes from, you know, the idea of light coming from the crack in everything. So he got that from the Kabbalah, which is the ________ side of the Jewish tradition. And one of the ___________ stories in the Kabbalah is the idea that all of creation originally was one divine vessel of light that __________ shattered and that now we're living in the world after the shattering. But these divine shards of light are still scattered all around us, and they're buried in the mud all around us. And so our job is to walk through the world and pick up the shards where we can and maybe shine them up a little bit. And the beauty is that I'm going to see one set of ______, but you're going to notice completely different ones. So we all go around and pick up our own.

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Original Text

SC: My father and my brother actually passed away from COVID quite early during the pandemic. There's something about grappling with these subjects for years, as I had been doing, that actually helped me pass through those particular moments and weather those particular moments. I guess I'll just give you one specific example. So one of the wisdom traditions that I found most illuminating, and I wrote about this in the book, it's the one that Leonard Cohen's song comes from, you know, the idea of light coming from the crack in everything. So he got that from the Kabbalah, which is the mystical side of the Jewish tradition. And one of the fundamental stories in the Kabbalah is the idea that all of creation originally was one divine vessel of light that ultimately shattered and that now we're living in the world after the shattering. But these divine shards of light are still scattered all around us, and they're buried in the mud all around us. And so our job is to walk through the world and pick up the shards where we can and maybe shine them up a little bit. And the beauty is that I'm going to see one set of shards, but you're going to notice completely different ones. So we all go around and pick up our own.

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