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 Read the passage carefully and choose the best answer to each question out of the four alternatives.

The knowledge that you have emerged wiser and stronger from setbacks means that you are, ever after, secure in your ability to survive. You will never truly know yourself, or the strength of your relationships, until both have been tested by adversity. Such knowledge is a true gift, for all that it is painfully won, and it has been worth more than any qualification I ever earned. So given a Time Turner, I would tell my $21$-year-old self that personal happiness lies in knowing that life is not a chack-list of acquisition or achievement. your qualifications, your CV, are not your life, though you will meet many people of my age and older who confuse the two. Life is difficult, and complicated, and beyond anyone's total control, and the humility to know that will enable you to survive its vicissitudes. Now you might think that I chose my second theme, the importance of imagination, because of the part it played in rebuilding my life, but that is not wholly so. Though I personally will defend the value of bedtime stories to my last gasp, I have learned to value imagination in a much broader sense. Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and therefore the fount of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power that enables us to empathise with humans whose experiences we have never shared.


What difference does the writer feel between her older and younger self ?

  1. Younger self realizes that personal happiness is defined by accepting hardships of life, acknowledging that not everything can be controlled in life, and rejecting relationships and setbacks rather than adding qualifications and material possessions
  2. Older self realizes that personal happiness is defined by accepting hardships of life, acknowledging that not everything can be controlled in life, and learning from setbacks rather than adding qualifications and material possessions
  3. Older self realizes personal happiness is only tested by accepting hardships of life, acknowledging that not everything can be controlled in life, and learning from setbacks but real achievement lies in adding qualifications and material possessions
  4. Older self does not value bedtime stories
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