All I Need to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten, by Robert Fulghum
All I really need to know about how be I learned in kindergarten.
Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate school mountain,
but there in the sand pile at school.
These are the things I learned:
- Share everything and play fair.
- Don’t hit people.
- Don’t take things that aren’t yours.
- Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody.
- Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
- Wash your hands before you eat.
- Take a nap every afternoon.
- When you go out in the world, watch for traffic, hold hands and stick together.
- Be aware of wonder. Remember the little seed in the cup: the roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows why, but we are all like that.
Everything you need to know is in there.
The Golden Rule and love and basic sanitation.
Extrapolate any of those items into adult terms, apply it to your family life or your world and it holds true and clear and firm.
Think what a better world it would be if we all had cookies and milk at 3 o’clock in the afternoon and then lay down a nap.
Or if all governments always put things back where they found them cleaned up their own messes.
And it is still true, when you go out in the world, it is best to hold hands and stick together.