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Green Tara

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All I ever needed to know
« on: December 28, 2008, 12:58:48 PM »
All I ever needed to know, I learned in kindergarten.

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 sand box at nursery

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 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 some and paint and sing and dance
 and play and work everyday.

Take a nap every afternoon. When you go out in the world, watch for
traffic, hold hands, and stick together. Be aware of wonder. Remember
the little seed in the plastic cup? The roots go down and the plant
goes up and nobody really knows how or why. We are like that.

And then remember that book about Dick and Jane and the first word you
learned, the biggest word of all: LOOK! Everything you need to know is
there somewhere. The Golden Rule and love and basic sanitation,
ecology, and politics and the sane living.

Think of what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world,
had cookies and milk about 3 o'clock every afternoon and then lay down
with our blankets for a nap. Or we had a basic policy in our nation
and other nations to always put things back where we found them and
clean up our own messes. 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
                                                                            Robert Fulghum

"Samsaric beings! Cling not to worldly pleasures.  Enter the great city of liberation”


Re: All I ever needed to know
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2009, 07:04:28 PM »
Your article made me smile. Fulghum is so right. When you come think about it, all we ever need to know we learn in kindergarten. If we also learned how to meditate it would be perfect.
 [ I don;t have nostalgic memories ab kindergarten, though (is this off topic?) I hated the nap time (didn't we all?), I hated the shrill voice of the teacher who shouted at us' Head down!' when it was sleeping time, and that we had to eat those bloody cheese maccaroni or the bland soup whether we liked them or not.]


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