All I really need to know…

Today’s blog is a reprint of a short piece called All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum. I ran across this the other day when I was surfing the web, and I couldn’t help but think how different life would be if the oil and gas industry operated according to these principles…  especially 4, 5, 6, and 7.

If you already knew about it, then have fun rediscovering this short listing of life’s basic lessons…


  1. Share everything.
  2. Play fair.
  3. Don’t hit people.
  4. Put things back where you found them.
  5. Clean up your own mess.
  6. Don’t take things that aren’t yours.
  7. Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody.
  8. Wash your hands before you eat.
  9. Flush.
  10. Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
  11. Live a balanced life–learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.
  12. Take a nap every afternoon.
  13. When you go out into the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands, and stick together.
  14. 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.
  15. Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even the little seed in the styrofoam cup–they all die. So do we.
  16. And then remember the Dick-and-Jane books and the first word you learned–the biggest word of all–LOOK.
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About adamaecompton

just a three-legged rescue dog, bloggin about critical citizenship, the environment, and all sorts of literacy.
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