Kindergarten Wisdom for the Ages


Always Add to the Situation to Make Things Better

If you’ve never read Robert Fulghum’s book, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, it’s worth a read.

I had the great honor of being in the green room and going out for dinner before a speech with Robert Fulghum, right when his book was a bestseller for many years in a row. And what he wrote in the book was all about the principles of the things that we learned back in kindergarten!

Things like being nice to each other. Choose your words carefully. Always add to the situation to make things better.

Simple things that we knew back then, but simple things that are easy to forget.

If you just look at the young people in your life and say, “How can I be a little bit more like them? With that authentic and kind disposition? And that caring that comes across?”

It sets the standard of how we can be. Robert Fulghum said “Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can break my heart.”

Be judicious with your words because they matter, and those little word choices and how you decide to use them make a difference about whether or not you’re the kind of person that other people want to work with. Or, you become that person that no one wants to work around.

The good news is you have a choice.

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