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Posted on Tue, Jan 02, 2007 09:44

Robert Fulghum: All I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to 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 - 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 you 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 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. Take any one of those items and extrapolate it into sophisticated adult terms and apply it to your family life or your work or government or your world and it holds true and clear and firm. Think what a better world it would be if we all - the whole world - had cookies and milk at about 3 o'clock in the afternoon and then lay down with our blankies for a nap. Or if all 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 are, when you go out in the world, it is best to hold hands and stick together.

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MorningAngel
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Posted on Tue, Jan 02, 2007 16:41

Bumping it also. Never realised it was a book so googled it and found the book. Will be picking it up at Chapters early next week *L* Thanks. Should be an interesting read.


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Posted on Tue, Jan 02, 2007 16:23

Bumping it up. Funny how the fighting blogs get more visits, as if we are more interested in drama than peace.


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Posted on Tue, Jan 02, 2007 11:01

Gal, I loved this blog, but I felt a jolt when I got to the and Jane part. It was an ancient jolt of excitement, curiosity, the thrill of achievement I felt as a very little girl whenever I saw a flashcard with the word "LOOK" on it and remembered what it spelled! I instantly remembered the joy I felt as a four year old, reading that word and putting my hand up to announce to the class what I knew. Wow, that memory was so vivid, it blew me away! Thanks! lol


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Posted on Tue, Jan 02, 2007 10:44

If only Kindergartens followed through on that at home *LOL* I think I remember reading that first part of the blog somewhere before. What a great blog Nautigal. Leigh


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Posted on Tue, Jan 02, 2007 10:44

I could read that book, over and over........ For anyone who has not read it.... you must! The depiction of how we need to be and be to others in life. Thank you nautigal, for posting it. J


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Posted on Tue, Jan 02, 2007 10:36

Wow,,,I am impressed,,,,,,,a very smart woman.......and pretty too. You go girl... Jess


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