All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarden

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarden


All I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be I learned in Kindergarden. Wisdom was not at the top of thr graduate school mountain, but there in the sandbox at Sunday School. These are the things I learned:
Share everything.
Play fair.
Don’t hit people.
Put things back where you found them.
Clean up your own mess.
Don’t take things that are not yours.
Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody,
Wash your hands before you eat.
Flush.
Warm cookies and milk are good for you.
Live a balanced life- learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work some everyday.
Take a nap everyday.
When you go out into the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands, and stick together.
Be aware of wonder. Remember the little seed in the Styrofoam cup: the roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or why, but we are all like that.
Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even the little seed in the Styrofoam cup, they all die someday. So do we.
Everything you need to know is out there somewhere. The Golden Rule and love and basic sanitation. Ecology and politics and equality and sane living.
And it’s still true, no matter how old you are-when you go out into the world,it is best to hold bands and stick together.
– Robert Fulghum

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