Everything i need to know i learnt in kindergarten
All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten Quotes by Robert Fulghum
All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten
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.
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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. 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.