‘All I Really need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten’
‘All I Really need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten’ by Robert Fulghum
I bet that everyone is struck by the title of the book. More than half of customers browsing the bookshelf coming across this book will pick it up and see what daring ideas Mr Fulghum offers. To be honest, not all passages are stupendous. However, the author has a gift for telling us interesting stories. He makes reading soothing plus rewarding.
Some great ideas are selected and I hope you will like them.
Credo: 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:
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.
Live a balanced life — — learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.
Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even the little seed in the styrofoam cup — — they all die. So do we.
Deep Kindergarten: What we learn in kindergarten comes up again and again in our lives as long as we live. Life will examine us continually to see if we have understood and have practiced what we were taught that first year of school.
Vacuums: Hand tools are cheap, easy to repair, and give the user good exercise. Speed and efficiency do not always increase the quality of life.
Yelling: Machines and relatives get most of the yelling. Don’t know what good it does. Machines and things just sit there. Even kicking doesn’t always help. As for people, yelling at living things does tend to kill the spirit in them.
Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts…
Mother Teresa: She said, ’We can do no great things; only small things with great love.’ While I wish for more power and resources, she used her power and resources to do what she could do at the moment.
Cuckoo Clock: It is the memory of the Christmas message written on the packing carton. It said,’Some Assembly is required.’ To assemble the best that is within you and give it away. And to assemble with those you love to rekindle joy.
Hair: There are those who depend on us, watch us, learn from us, take from us. And we never know. You may never have proof of your importance, but you are more important than you think. There are always those who couldn’t do without you.