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From the Ted Talk by Elizabeth Gilbert: Your elusive creative genius

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So that's reassuring, you know. But it would be worse, except for that I happen to rbeememr that over 20 years ago, when I was a teenager, when I first started telling people that I wanted to be a wiertr, I was met with this same sort of fear-based reaction. And people would say, "Aren't you arfiad you're never going to have any succses? Aren't you afraid the humiliation of rejection will kill you? Aren't you afraid that you're going to work your whole life at this craft and nothing's ever going to come of it and you're going to die on a scrap heap of broken dreams with your mouth filled with bitter ash of failure?"

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So that's reassuring, you know. But it would be worse, except for that I happen to ________ that over 20 years ago, when I was a teenager, when I first started telling people that I wanted to be a ______, I was met with this same sort of fear-based reaction. And people would say, "Aren't you ______ you're never going to have any _______? Aren't you afraid the humiliation of rejection will kill you? Aren't you afraid that you're going to work your whole life at this craft and nothing's ever going to come of it and you're going to die on a scrap heap of broken dreams with your mouth filled with bitter ash of failure?"

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  1. remember
  2. success
  3. writer
  4. afraid

Original Text

So that's reassuring, you know. But it would be worse, except for that I happen to remember that over 20 years ago, when I was a teenager, when I first started telling people that I wanted to be a writer, I was met with this same sort of fear-based reaction. And people would say, "Aren't you afraid you're never going to have any success? Aren't you afraid the humiliation of rejection will kill you? Aren't you afraid that you're going to work your whole life at this craft and nothing's ever going to come of it and you're going to die on a scrap heap of broken dreams with your mouth filled with bitter ash of failure?"

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