All i learned in kindergarten poem robert fulghum
All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten Quotes by Robert Fulghum
I read the poem before and it is definetly one of my favourites because of its wide range of applications in a person's life. After reading it again, I realized, as you already noted, how every line relates somehow to a life lesson that we learn through growing up. Although there are a couple that don't necessarily apply to me right now, I believe that with time I will experience them. Orlando, I really love this poem, and I'm glad you chose it. I agree that this poem has all the basic learnings of our lives that we live by throughout the years. And your last line about sticking together is very true :. Great job!
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 the graduate school mountain, but there in the sand box at nursery school. These are the things I learned. Share everything. Play fair. Put things back where you found them. Clean up your own mess.
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It was first published in The title of the book is taken from the first essay in the volume, in which Fulghum lists lessons normally learned in American kindergarten classrooms and explains how the world would be improved if adults adhered to the same basic rules as children, i. The book contains fifty short essays, ranging in length from approximately to 1, words, which are ruminations on topics ranging from surprises , holidays , childhood , death , and the lives of interesting people including Mother Teresa. In his introduction, Fulghum describes these as having been "written over many years and addressed to friends, family, a religious community, and myself, with no thought of publication in book form. Although widely published, quoted and cited in other essays, Fulghum's essays especially the title piece have also been criticized as trite and saccharine. Fulghum addresses this in an essay in his subsequent book, It Was on Fire When I Lay Down on It wherein he mentions "grown-up" subjects such as sexuality. Fulghum worked with Ernie Zulia Director and David Caldwell composer and music director to create a musical based on Kindergarten , bearing the same name.