All I Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergaten
by Robert Fulgham
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 are 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 for traffic, hold hands and stick together * 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 (REGARDE) * 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 * Think of 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 the 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 still true, no matter how old you ware -
when you go out into the world, it is best to hold hands and stick together.