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I Can, I Can

September 12, 2011

A recent study says that there are those born to be better than others at math. Whether or not this is a scientifically valid study is not the issue. What is at issue is the misleading nature of the study. For many, many years we have been fed a mechanistic view of humanity by the most famous psychiatrists and social scientists. Carol Dweck in her book “Mindset” calls this the “fixed mindset”. While some may be more “gifted” in math doesn’t mean that the others can’t improve their math skills. We can’t all be Einstein (relatively speaking), but we can continually grow and improve at everything we do. Sing along again “Anything I can do I can do better” adapted from “Annie Get Your Gun”.

 “What I can’t do today, I can do tomorrow.” – Gabrielle Mariotta —- elderly tailor who said this while rehabbing from a major stroke

 

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