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All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten : Uncommon Thoughts on Common Things
All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten Uncommon Thoughts on Common Things Author:Robert Fulghum Most of what 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 sandpile at Sunday 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... more » own mess.
Don't take things that aren't yours.
Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody.
Wash your hands before you eat.
Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
Live a balanced life.
Take a nap every afternoon.
When you go out into the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands, and stick together.« less
Robert Fulghum's wit and warm humor make this book a joy to read. I like that his essays are short and poignant, allowing even the busiest person a chance to sit back and reflect on the beautiful simplicities of the good things in life.
I already have two copies, so I posted one here. This is one you'll want to keep and read again and again.
This book was popular when I started working in a bookstore in 1988. The advice and articles are still timely and easy to read. This would still be a good book for a graduate, teacher, or student, despite its "age".
Uncommon Thoughts on Common Things by Robert Fulghum...
Most of what 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 sandpile at Sunday School.
These are the things I learned:
Don't hit people
Put things backs 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
And much, much more!
A modern classic, and a phenomenal bestseller, this simple collection of thoughts and gentle opinion has struck a deep chord in readers all over the world. Observing our times in his unique way, Robert Fulghum has tapped into the community that we all share and tells us something about ourselves and how to be the best we are capable of. He reminds us to share, clean up our own mess, take a nap every afternoon, and to be aware of wonder.
Little 2 to 5 page vignettes, some only indirectly related to Kindergarten (although it explains why everyone sings "Itzy Bitzy Spider"). Apparently, he used to live in my old neighborhood in Seattle (Leschi) probably in the early 80s, so some stories I can relate to, geographically.