Bit late putting up a reminder of this bit of fun – the annual Beloit College Mindset List. I think the most memorable Mindset List item for me remains #1 (covered today in the NYT) from the class of 2011:
1. What Berlin wall?
In fact, that whole 2011 list is one of my favorites for reminding me of the need to readjust my mindset (you can choose different years in the drop-down list at the top of the page). For 2013, we have:
2. Dan Rostenkowski, Jack Kevorkian, and Mike Tyson have always been felons.
13. The KGB has never officially existed.
23. The European Union has always existed.
35. Women have always outnumbered men in college.
36. We have always watched wars, coups, and police arrests unfold on television in real time.
38. Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Latvia, Georgia, Lithuania, and Estonia have always been independent nations.
75. There has always been blue Jell-O.