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Learning Lasts a Lifetime

Life is a highway of information and we are constantly learning lessons as we travel through it.

Most of us have read the short credo, All I Really Know I Learned in Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum. Today, I would like to blog about some of the things we should not only have learned but also pass on to our children.

We come into this world completely unbiased, we know nothing about race, gender identity, political affairs, what any flag stands for. We’re not born with bigotry, or hate towards another race, those are things we learn from others, along with our personal experiences in life.

I was raised to have respect for all races, religious beliefs, and I have learned that people of the same sex can love each other too, and that there are bad people in this world.

The world has changed a lot since I was a kid, but some things stay true. Fulghum’s kindergarten creed points out that we should share, play fair, don’t hit people, say you’re sorry when you hurt someone, and clean up your own mess.

I don’t believe we will ever completely rid the world of injustices, but we can’t stop trying. Parents, grandparents, and mentors all have a responsibility to teach our children not to judge others.

Here are just some of the things you’ll find in Robert Fulghum’s book, All I Really Know I Learned in Kindergarten. Oh, and whenever I see these things, I’m always taken back to Miss Burrow’s kindergarten class:

Don’t hit people, CLEAN UP YOUR OWN MESS, say you’re SORRY when you HURT somebody, 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 hamster and white mice and even the little seed in the styrofoam cup – they all die- so do we.

To see the complete list, pick up Robert Fulghum book here.

[via Robert Fulghum/Amazon]

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