All I Ever Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarden
"Most of what I really need to know about how to live, and what to do, and how to be, I learned in kindergarden " "...These are the things I learned:
- Play fair
- Don't hit people
- Put things back where you found them
- Clean up your own mess
- Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you
- Learn some and think some, and draw, and paint, and sing, and dance, and play and work everyday some.
- Hold hands and stick together
- Be aware of wonder
- Remember the little seed in the plastic cup. The roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or why but we are all like that....
- Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody
- Wash your hands before you eat
- Live a balanced life
- Take a nap every afternoon
- When you go out into the world, watch for traffic.
- Goldfish and hamsters and even the little seed in the plastic cup, they all die. So do we.
Everything you need to know is there somewhere. The Golden Rule and love and basic sanitation. Ecology and politics and sane living. Think of what a better world it would be if we all - the whole world - had cookies and milk about 3 'o clock every afternoon and then lay down with our blankets for a nap. Or if we had a basic policy in nation and other nations to always put things back where we found them and clean up our own messes. 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."
By Robert Fulghum.