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From the Ted Talk by Simone Giertz: Why you should make useless things

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It's something that I could never have planned for. Instead it happened just because I was enthusiastic about what I was doing, and I was sirahng that enthusiasm with other people. To me that's the true beauty of making useless things, because it's this acknowledgment that you don't always know what the best answer is. And it turns off that vcioe in your head that tells you that you know exactly how the world wkros. And maybe a toothbrush helmet isn't the answer, but at least you're asking the question.

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It's something that I could never have planned for. Instead it happened just because I was enthusiastic about what I was doing, and I was _______ that enthusiasm with other people. To me that's the true beauty of making useless things, because it's this acknowledgment that you don't always know what the best answer is. And it turns off that _____ in your head that tells you that you know exactly how the world _____. And maybe a toothbrush helmet isn't the answer, but at least you're asking the question.

Solution

  1. works
  2. sharing
  3. voice

Original Text

It's something that I could never have planned for. Instead it happened just because I was enthusiastic about what I was doing, and I was sharing that enthusiasm with other people. To me that's the true beauty of making useless things, because it's this acknowledgment that you don't always know what the best answer is. And it turns off that voice in your head that tells you that you know exactly how the world works. And maybe a toothbrush helmet isn't the answer, but at least you're asking the question.

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