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Misapplied Knowledge

October 30, 2007

Bart is reading this book about fixed mindsets versus growth mindsets. This means he is constantly telling me things like “Your attitude is that of a fixed mindset” or “You would be less stressed if you had a growth mindset.”

Tonight, when I was complaining about the THREE raging canker sores I have (appealing, yes?) and how they huuuuuuurt, he said “Don’t let them.”

Bart? I cannot “growth mindset” my canker sores away.

Thank you.

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13 Comments

  • Reply Lisa C October 30, 2007 at 1:33 am

    That’s what you get for marrying one of those intellectual types 🙂 funny story!

  • Reply Bart Bradshaw October 30, 2007 at 1:36 am

    Ha! You just need practice! 😉

  • Reply Sherry October 30, 2007 at 1:37 am

    Janssen, have you even tried to growth mindset your canker sores away?

  • Reply janet October 30, 2007 at 1:46 am

    hahah…the joys of marriage. and men. 🙂

    (might I suggest lots and lots of sleep? that might make them go away faster)

  • Reply Ralphie October 30, 2007 at 2:15 am

    I once had a dentist that would say “I can give you some medicine and they’ll go away in 14 days, or you can just leave them alone and they’ll heal in about 2 weeks.”

    I get them all the time too. I have one right now, in fact!

  • Reply Dan October 30, 2007 at 2:32 am

    I feel so out of the loop not having a canker sore. I used to get athletes’ foot as a kid. Does that count? Instead of using growth mindset, I used fast actin’ Tinactin and that seemed to work pretty well 🙂

  • Reply Justin White October 30, 2007 at 2:51 am

    I’m a fan of the growth mindset in general. But I’m with you Janssen that canker sores are pretty much outside of the reach of the growth mindset. Sherry, maybe I need to practice growth mindsetting mine away.

  • Reply Becca October 30, 2007 at 2:51 am

    Oh, how I can relate! My husband can “will” his hiccups away. I, apparently, do not have the mind capacities for such a feat.

  • Reply emily kate October 30, 2007 at 3:29 am

    Husbands! Sound exactly like something my husband would say! So yes, Merrick is my visiting teaching companion and she’s adorable! And how do you know Chloe? What a small small world! 🙂

  • Reply Karen October 30, 2007 at 12:05 pm

    Have you tried baking soda? It always works for me, though I generally use it in the very beginning stages to nip it in the bud.

  • Reply ambrosia ananas October 30, 2007 at 3:45 pm

    [laughs] That’s great.

  • Reply chloe elizabeth October 30, 2007 at 4:43 pm

    I do that when I read certain books, only I try not to share it. Have you read a book called something like “the bonds that make us free”? I don’t the exact name, but when I was reading it, I would analyze what people were doing all the time. You just can’t help it. But, you can keep your mouth shut…ha ha ha.

  • Reply TheMoncurs October 30, 2007 at 4:53 pm

    Husbands can be so helpful sometimes.

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