“All I really need to know . . . I learned in kindergarten,” wrote Robert Fulghum.
Way back in Miss Britten’s kindergarten class, we learned to play, learn, and grow together. We didn’t like:
- playground bullies,
- two-faced liars,
- the selfish,
- the greedy,
- the mean,
- the arrogant,
- the spoiled rich kid.
That was a long time ago.
All these years later, I wonder whether Miss Britten had it right that “It is still true, no matter how old you are, when you go out into the world, it is best to hold hands and stick together” – Robert Fulghum, All I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.
In today’s adult American kindergarten, I take comfort in holding hands and sticking together going back out into the world I barely recognize.
Gordon C. Stewart, Chaska, MN, June 12, 2017.