All i need to know i learned in Kindergarden

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  1. splitshot

    splitshot New Member

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    Most of what I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be I learned in kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate school mountain, but there in the sandpile 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 aren't yours. Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody. Wash your hands before you eat. Flush. Warm cookies and cold 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 every day some. Take a nap every afternoon. When you go out into the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands and stick together. Be aware of wonder. Everything you need to know is in there somewhere. The Golden Rule and love and basic sanitation. Ecology and politics and equality and sane living. Take any one of those items and extrapolate it into sophisticated adult terms and apply it to your family life or your work or your government or your world and it holds true and clear and firm. Think what a better world it would be if we all-the whole world-had cookies and milk about three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down with our blankies for a nap. Or if all governments had as a basic policy to always put things back where they found them and to clean up their own mess. And it is true, no matter how old you are-when you go out into the world, it is best to hold hands and stick together.
    [​IMG] Robert Lee Fulghum (1937 - )
    Source: All I Really Need to Know
     
  2. Kat-tamer

    Kat-tamer New Member

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    Somebody forgot to tell my thighs that warm cookies and milk were good for me!:smile2:
     

  3. Redd

    Redd New Member

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    Good read, splitshot. Thanks for posting. I have to say, it's all too true about kindergarten. Although, I had a government teacher my senior year that challenged all of us to question what we believed. Not in a bad way, of course...but when we voiced our opinion about politics or just life in general, he'd ALWAYS ask, "Why?" And a lot more...just in general taught us all to live with a higher level of thinking. Whether we applied it or not, was up to us. And THAT, my friends, is the definition of a teacher...

    -Red