All I really wanted to know I learned in Kindergarten
(Uncommon Thoughts on common things)
Robert Fulghum describes beautifully how that what we need to know are learnt in the early years of our life. The formative years in a child’s life are very vital to mould his or her personality. The traits that are imbibed in the early years form the core of a person’s persona. Robert goes on to say
Don’t hit people.
Put things back from 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.
Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
Live 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 in the afternoon.
When you go out into the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands, and stick together.
Be aware of wonder.
This wonderfully written book, which the author suggests should be read in bits, is exceptional. There are some poignant stories that Robert has accumulated along the years. I am personally partial to the one which has a little mermaid in it. This compilation tugs at your heart strings and even though the author suggests reading it in bits, I read it through in one sitting. I just couldn’t tear myself away. I wanted to know which other facet of life will he deal with in the next story.
The story about the humble lady that we all know as Mother Teresa leaves you really enamoured by the simplicity and humility of this great person that she was. He deals with a lot of facets of life.For all those who want to peep into the life of this sensitive, amazing man – Read on!