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From the Ted Talk by Jonny Sun: You are not alone in your loneliness

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For example, when I graduated from architecture school and I moved to Cambridge, I posted this question: "How many people in your life have you already had your last conversation with?" And I was tnhkinig about my own friends who had moved away to different cities and different countries, even, and how hard it would be for me to keep in tcouh with them. But other people searttd replying and srainhg their own experiences. Somebody talked about a family member they had a falling out with. Someone talked about a loved one who had psesad away quickly and unexpectedly. Someone else talked about their fnreids from shoocl who had moved away as well. But then something really nice started hipnpneag. Instead of just replying to me, people started replying to each other, and they started to talk to each other and share their own experiences and comfort each other and eorcungae each other to reach out to that friend that they hadn't speokn to in a while or that family mmeber that they had a falling out with. And eventually, we got this little tiny microcommunity. It felt like this support gourp formed of all sorts of plpeoe coming together. And I think every time we post online, every time we do this, there's a chance that these little microcommunities can form. There's a cnache that all sorts of different creatures can come together and be drawn together. And sometimes, through the muck of the internet, you get to find a kindred spirit. Sometimes that's in the reading the reipels and the comments sections and finding a reply that is particularly kind or insightful or funny. Sometimes that's in going to follow someone and seeing that they already follow you back. And sometimes that's in looking at someone that you know in real life and seeing the things that you write and the things that they write and realizing that you share so many of the same interests as they do, and that brings them closer together to you. Sometimes, if you're lucky, you get to meet another alien.

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For example, when I graduated from architecture school and I moved to Cambridge, I posted this question: "How many people in your life have you already had your last conversation with?" And I was ________ about my own friends who had moved away to different cities and different countries, even, and how hard it would be for me to keep in _____ with them. But other people _______ replying and _______ their own experiences. Somebody talked about a family member they had a falling out with. Someone talked about a loved one who had ______ away quickly and unexpectedly. Someone else talked about their _______ from ______ who had moved away as well. But then something really nice started _________. Instead of just replying to me, people started replying to each other, and they started to talk to each other and share their own experiences and comfort each other and _________ each other to reach out to that friend that they hadn't ______ to in a while or that family ______ that they had a falling out with. And eventually, we got this little tiny microcommunity. It felt like this support _____ formed of all sorts of ______ coming together. And I think every time we post online, every time we do this, there's a chance that these little microcommunities can form. There's a ______ that all sorts of different creatures can come together and be drawn together. And sometimes, through the muck of the internet, you get to find a kindred spirit. Sometimes that's in the reading the _______ and the comments sections and finding a reply that is particularly kind or insightful or funny. Sometimes that's in going to follow someone and seeing that they already follow you back. And sometimes that's in looking at someone that you know in real life and seeing the things that you write and the things that they write and realizing that you share so many of the same interests as they do, and that brings them closer together to you. Sometimes, if you're lucky, you get to meet another alien.

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  3. sharing
  4. started
  5. thinking
  6. people
  7. spoken
  8. replies
  9. encourage
  10. happening
  11. group
  12. chance
  13. school
  14. touch
  15. passed

Original Text

For example, when I graduated from architecture school and I moved to Cambridge, I posted this question: "How many people in your life have you already had your last conversation with?" And I was thinking about my own friends who had moved away to different cities and different countries, even, and how hard it would be for me to keep in touch with them. But other people started replying and sharing their own experiences. Somebody talked about a family member they had a falling out with. Someone talked about a loved one who had passed away quickly and unexpectedly. Someone else talked about their friends from school who had moved away as well. But then something really nice started happening. Instead of just replying to me, people started replying to each other, and they started to talk to each other and share their own experiences and comfort each other and encourage each other to reach out to that friend that they hadn't spoken to in a while or that family member that they had a falling out with. And eventually, we got this little tiny microcommunity. It felt like this support group formed of all sorts of people coming together. And I think every time we post online, every time we do this, there's a chance that these little microcommunities can form. There's a chance that all sorts of different creatures can come together and be drawn together. And sometimes, through the muck of the internet, you get to find a kindred spirit. Sometimes that's in the reading the replies and the comments sections and finding a reply that is particularly kind or insightful or funny. Sometimes that's in going to follow someone and seeing that they already follow you back. And sometimes that's in looking at someone that you know in real life and seeing the things that you write and the things that they write and realizing that you share so many of the same interests as they do, and that brings them closer together to you. Sometimes, if you're lucky, you get to meet another alien.

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