“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 Sunday School. These are the things I learned. These are the things you already know: 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.”
~ Robert Fulghum

14 thoughts on “Knowledge.”

  1. such poignant and wise simplicity. and it’s true.
    that list pretty much covers it all. i would only add…
    be content with what you have and don’t want everything. it’s only ‘stuff.’
    if people only did those things. what a better world it would be.

    1. Since I read your post on the same subject before I could read your comments, I did read the essay and have appreciated it. I shall read his books which I have so far not done.

  2. I would find it difficult to comment on this – with my current issues boring down into me, this knowledge thing for me is a very sharp and double edged sword!

  3. As I’ve said in my comment on Monk’s page, this short essay has followed me throughout my life. It is a big success with teachers—it’s simplicity and wisdom is well loved.

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