October 29, 2007

Misapplied Knowledge

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.

13 comments:

  1. That's what you get for marrying one of those intellectual types :) funny story!

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

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  3. hahah...the joys of marriage. and men. :)

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

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  4. 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!

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  5. 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 :)

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  6. 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.

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

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  8. 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! :)

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  9. 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.

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  10. 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.

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  11. Husbands can be so helpful sometimes.

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