by Robert Fulghum
(a guide for Global Leadership)

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 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 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 d**k-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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Temperjoke Report | 09/22/2016 9:52 pm
Temperjoke Report | 09/22/2016 9:02 pm
*leans over, and sticks her butt out*

I'll let you be on top and in control...
Temperjoke Report | 09/22/2016 9:00 pm
((Thank you))

You never know, you might enjoy yourself. 3nodding

Temperjoke Report | 09/22/2016 8:41 pm
Care to make a deal? wink
Temperjoke Report | 09/22/2016 8:27 pm
Temperjoke Report | 09/22/2016 8:13 pm
*blows you a kiss*
Snipard Report | 08/29/2016 3:31 pm
Yeah, same here. It's crazy. Like sifting through a time capsule.

I miss talking to the regulars in triple threat and towns, haha.
Temperjoke Report | 08/28/2016 10:58 pm
You broke my heart, so I got it replaces, and they did some other work while they were in there.
Snipard Report | 08/26/2016 2:26 pm
I just remembered the password for my account when I was daydreaming one day, haha. No lie was like "hey remember gaia" "OH HEY I REMEMBER MY PASSWORD" and logged in and had nostalgia throwback like crazy.

I'd love to keep in touch though!! It's been so long! You can find me on facebook or pretty much anything by looking up davidbeavers or beaversrules.
Temperjoke Report | 08/26/2016 8:19 am

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