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08

All I Really Need to Know…

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There is a book I was reminded of today, called “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarden”.  It was a reminder that sometimes it really is the basics that are important.  

Most (albiet not all) kindergarteners are taught similar basic rules.  They are key “rules” and “lessons” that are important for working together at school and caring for ourselves.  

My pondering today is why does it seem that so many individuals have either forgotten or feel these “rules” no longer apply to them? 

Below is a summary.  

  • 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 in 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.  So do we
  • And then remember the Dick-and-Jane books and the first word you learned – the biggest word of all – LOOK

They are so basic, yet so true, in so many areas of life.  Just think what might happen if we all worked a little bit harder to remember and follow these “rules.” 

It’s about love and caring, equality, taking care of yourself and others.  So basic, so true.

I’d love to hear your thoughts.

The book is by Robert Fulghum  You can visit his website at www.robertfulghum.com

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