【美文赏析】All I Ever Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

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【美文赏析】All I Ever Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

All I Ever Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

Robert Fulghum

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 of the graduate school mountain, but there in the sandbox at nursery school.
These are the things I learned: 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. Wash your hands before you eat. Flush. Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you. Live a balanced life. Learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work some everyday.
Take a nap every afternoon. When you go out into the world, watch for traffic, hold hands, and stick together.Be aware of wonder. Remember the little seed in the plastic cup. The roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or why, but we are all like that.Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even the little seed in the plastic cup --- they all die. So do we.
And then remember the book about Dick and Jane and the first word you learned, the biggest word of all: LOOK. Everything you need to know is in there somewhere. The Golden Rule and love and basic sanitation, ecology and politics and sane living.

Think of what a better world it would be if we all - the whole world - had cookies and milk about 3 o'clock every afternoon and then lay down with our blankets for a nap. Or if we had a basic policy in our nation and other nations to always put things back where we found them and clean up our own messes. And 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.

幼儿园教给了我所需要学习的一切

大部分我真正需要学习的东西,比如如何生活、如何行事、如何做人,我在幼儿园里都学到了。智慧并不高立于研究生院的山巅上,而是缱绻在托儿所的玩具沙箱里。

以下这些是我学到的:分享一切;行事磊落;不打人;物归原处;收拾自己弄脏的地方;不拿别人的东西;伤害了别人要道歉;饭前洗手;便后冲水;热烘烘的点心和冷牛奶对健康有益;生活要劳逸结合--- 将学习、思考、绘画、歌舞、玩耍、劳动适当地安排在每天的生活中。

每天下午小睡一会儿;出门在外要注意交通安全,手拉手,肩靠肩;留心身边的奇特现象;别忘了塑料杯里的小种子 --- 根往下延伸而茎叶向上冒,没人知道为什么,但我们都是这样长大的。金鱼、仓鼠和白耗子,甚至那塑料杯里的小种子 -- 有一天它们都会死。我们也一样。

记住读过的启蒙故事书以及第一个学会也是人生中最重要的字:“看” -- 你需要学习的一切都通过它实现了,从为人准则、爱情真谛到卫生习惯,从生态平衡、政治权术到养生之道。

想一想:假如我们所有人(整个世界)都在每天下午三点左右吃点心、喝牛奶,然后盖着自己的毯子躺下来小憩,这将是个多么美好的世界啊!或者我们的国家和全世界其他国家一起定一个规则:永远做到物归原主,并把自己弄脏的地方清理干净。还有一点千真万确:无论你多大年龄,出门在外能够与人携手为伴、互相扶持才是最好。

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