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From the Ted Talk by Angélique Kidjo and Femi Oke: Why joy is a state of mind

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AK: They are two totally different joys. The joy of seeing these girls being articulate today, talking truth to pweor to the head of vlaeilgs telling them, "No one is touching us anymore. No one have the right to touch my boob, no." And they're adamant. I mean, the joy at taking that is that finally, you can speak up with no danger. With no fear. I mean, empowering people to that point makes me more humble. I don't even know, sometimes I'm like, "Where is the hole that I can drive in and then disappear, and let them be." But they won't let me go. They say, "We want you to come and see us, and then we learn from you." But I learn more from those girls than I can ever laren from anybody. The joy of being oagtnse is different, it's planting seeds worldwide for pleope to see their caactpiy, what they are capable of. How many times after cecnrot people will come to me and say, "Angelique, how can we help?" And I'm like, "How can you help? Come on. Your neighbors. Start looking at them. You can vntleeuor your time for homework, there's so much you can do in your own country. Don't think that Africa is just the country where we need help. We don't need help. We need collaboration."

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AK: They are two totally different joys. The joy of seeing these girls being articulate today, talking truth to _____ to the head of ________ telling them, "No one is touching us anymore. No one have the right to touch my boob, no." And they're adamant. I mean, the joy at taking that is that finally, you can speak up with no danger. With no fear. I mean, empowering people to that point makes me more humble. I don't even know, sometimes I'm like, "Where is the hole that I can drive in and then disappear, and let them be." But they won't let me go. They say, "We want you to come and see us, and then we learn from you." But I learn more from those girls than I can ever _____ from anybody. The joy of being _______ is different, it's planting seeds worldwide for ______ to see their ________, what they are capable of. How many times after _______ people will come to me and say, "Angelique, how can we help?" And I'm like, "How can you help? Come on. Your neighbors. Start looking at them. You can _________ your time for homework, there's so much you can do in your own country. Don't think that Africa is just the country where we need help. We don't need help. We need collaboration."

Solution

  1. volunteer
  2. people
  3. villages
  4. capacity
  5. power
  6. concert
  7. learn
  8. onstage

Original Text

AK: They are two totally different joys. The joy of seeing these girls being articulate today, talking truth to power to the head of villages telling them, "No one is touching us anymore. No one have the right to touch my boob, no." And they're adamant. I mean, the joy at taking that is that finally, you can speak up with no danger. With no fear. I mean, empowering people to that point makes me more humble. I don't even know, sometimes I'm like, "Where is the hole that I can drive in and then disappear, and let them be." But they won't let me go. They say, "We want you to come and see us, and then we learn from you." But I learn more from those girls than I can ever learn from anybody. The joy of being onstage is different, it's planting seeds worldwide for people to see their capacity, what they are capable of. How many times after concert people will come to me and say, "Angelique, how can we help?" And I'm like, "How can you help? Come on. Your neighbors. Start looking at them. You can volunteer your time for homework, there's so much you can do in your own country. Don't think that Africa is just the country where we need help. We don't need help. We need collaboration."

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