All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten: Uncommon Thoughts On Common Things

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten Uncommon Thoughts On Common Things All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten Uncommon Thoughts On Common Things

  • Title: All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten: Uncommon Thoughts On Common Things
  • Author: Robert Fulghum
  • ISBN: 9780394571027
  • Page: 213
  • Format: Hardcover
  • All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten Uncommon Thoughts On Common Things

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      Robert Fulghum is an American author, primarily of short essays.

    240 thoughts on “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten: Uncommon Thoughts On Common Things”

    1. When I read this book years ago, my first thought was that it would make an excellent Christmas gift for anyone who I couldn't figure out what else to get. The simple philosophy of living that it promotes and the author's easy going style of prose would elicit a smile from a stone. I can't quite say that it changed my life, but I was certainly charmed by this book. It also taught me a lesson in the money making potential of publishing because I happened to work for Ballantine at the time and was [...]


    2. I am not sure this book is important to me. But I will tell you this - one of the most delightful things I had read in a long time, and a thing I have tried to memorize, is Fulghum's wonderful list:"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 th [...]


    3. Essentially the GREATEST book I've ever read. I loved the humor, but it also expressed hidden truths that integrate themselves into our day to day lives in a quirky sort of way. I thoroughly enjoyed the insight that you received through out the entirety of the book. Made me think about thingslots of things. Mr. Fulghum reminds me a lot of, well, ME. I thought it was stunning.


    4. The only people who learned all they needed to know in kindergarten are the people who died when they were six. This stupid book is as facile as its title.


    5. Tuhle knížku jsem četl ve cca dvaceti a bylo to jako zjevení. Četli ji i moji nejbližší přátelé a všichni jsme z ní byli nadšení. Mladický optimismus a dychtivost. Svět nebyl jednoduché místo k životu, ale byl krásný.Po dalších dvaceti letech už se na spoustu věcí dívám jinak, ale dodnes (a asi i do konce života) si budu pamatovat dvě věci:* Historku o indiánovi, co tancoval se židlí: A indián řekl: "Tak na co čekáte? Budeme tancovat."* A pak, asi nejsilně [...]


    6. I find it funny that so many people who reviewed this book made comments about the title. Why on earth does the title really matter? I know I have read hundreds of books with odd titles, but I did not base my review on it.This book was easy to read - I read it in one rainy afternoon. I did not pick this book up to find the answers of life - I read it because it seemed light and fun - which it was.I feel the book is very cool - hundreds of times I have thought random, misc. thoughts and told myse [...]


    7. I've found reading adult non-fiction books to be a tedious read because it involves many facts. I finally gave up on one that I've had for almost a month because telling me every detail history of her relatives just got too much and it looked like she wasn't going to let up! But this book had nothing tedious about it. It had me chuckling through the entire book. It was sooooo easy to turn from one page to the next and time just flew by. I would have been disappointed that it ended but Mr. Fulghu [...]


    8. “These are the things I learned (in Kindergarten):1. Share everything.2. Play fair.3. Don't hit people.4. Put thngs 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 drink some and draw some and paint some and sing and dance and play and work everyday some.12. Take a nap every aft [...]


    9. So, I don't understand why this is a New York Times best-seller? To each his own, then. But to me, this book felt like a venue for the author to explain away his own mulling. The title is "All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten";(a) and it sounds like an excuse to be a bit too childish and simplistic(b) but hardly any of the book is about things he really learned in Kindergarten.I don't know. I'm just really confused, annoyed, and disappointed.



    10. Funny and witty. I like the short anecdotes that support those learnings in kindergarten. I still remember one: "When crossing the street, hold each other hands" This is very true especially in the crazy streets of Manila.


    11. pebbleinthestillwatersspoBook Review: All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten by Robert FulghumAll I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten - Robert FulghumSurprise 1: The book is listed at MSSurprise 2: There is only 1 review on such a marvelous book till dateBefore coming to the contents and other details of this book, let me create an atmosphere by phrasing some basic facts (and some queries), you are free to agree or disagree on each point:1. You will be blind towards the [...]


    12. This is a veiled swipe at anyone who has bothered to actually continue learning since age five. It’s another brick in the wall of pop culture that makes people feel good about the fact that they are stupid motherfuckers who have never worked hard to develop their minds. What they are saying is, “It’s OK to be quasi-literate; everyone else is just like you.” Everyone except the adults sitting around the dinner table of life. I’ll admit that I’m sort of a dumb shit but it’s not from [...]


    13. the lecture series that accompanies this book can be called: how I will display my self actualization to judge your lawn care habits.I don't remember much about this book except the over all sense that the author was pretty pleased with himself. I remember one part where he talked about his carefree acceptance of natures impression on his yard by explaining how silly his neighbor was to rake his leaves and mow the lawn. I didn't do a ton of gardening at the time (nor do I now) but I remember thi [...]


    14. I had to add this book after seeing it on the worst book list. Come on. It wasn't meant to be Les Mes or even a John Steinbeck. It was meant to be a happy book that helps you remember that it is and can be a good world out there. Which is needed after Neal Shusterman - a great author but, perhaps too good. See Unwind review - this book was used as an antidote.I did learn that sometimes it is the simple things that make life good. It is bettter to let go of our pride, judgements and just be in mo [...]


    15. I’ve been chewing on this book for a month. Trying to read and absorb it gradually; and never wanting it to end. Yes, I was hooked.Robert Fulghum wrote his journal-type stories in a very honest, child-like manner that it will capture you both in wonder and profound realization. It is amazing to know how our everyday life may be improved if we but apply things we already learned as a child. Life can be more meaningful, indeed, if we just stop worrying a lot and enjoy the simple things it offers [...]


    16. All I really need to know I learned in kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate-school mountain.1. Share everything 2. Play fair 3. Don't hit people 4. Put things back where you found them 5. Clean up your own mess6. 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, cold milk are good for you 11.Live a balanced life- learn some, think some, draw,paint,sing,dance, play,work everyday some12. Ta [...]


    17. As suggested by the title, the lessons children can or should be getting in kindergarten make a great focus for adult living. Imagine how precepts like playing fair and not taking things that don't belong to you could resonate beyond childhood into sphere of politics and moral behavior. The rule of "cleaning up your own mess" or "putting things back where you found them" make a good foundation for clean ecological living. My favorite is "When you go out, watch out for traffic, hold hands, and st [...]


    18. I envy the author, Mr. Fulghum, because he met great people in his life which made great impact to his life too. This is not the type of book that I usually read but this bought entertainment to me. I love how he viewed his life and the life of people around him. I personally love how he connects the simple game ''hide and seek'' to the life of people today. His uncommon thoughts to common things made me want to have a friend like him. And most of all, he taught me that imagination is powerful. [...]


    19. Easy read, has a raw quality to it that is refreshing but also uncomfortably at peace with itself sometimes – perhaps because it was written 20+ years ago. In the end, cute life lessons, and reminders.



    20. This novel was the first my boyfriend ever gave to me. We had been dating for 2 weeks when his family invited me down to celebrate Christmas with them. As a Jew, I had not celebrated Christmas before, and I was nervous about that cultural difference, as well as what to get everyone, these strangers I had not yet met, and what they would think of me, this vegetarian, anemic, sailor-mouthed girl so unlike their son whose main aspiration in life was to teach kindergarten (whereas he was studying to [...]


    21. Já vlastně nevím, co o téhle knížce psát. Tak jsem si říkal, že nenapíšu nic. Ale to by zase bylo škoda, nic nepsat. Takže přeci to zkusím."VŠECHNO, CO OPRAVDU POTŘEBUJI ZNÁT o tom, jak žít, co dělat a jak vůbec být, jsem se naučil v mateřské školce. Moudrost mě nečekala na vrcholu hory zvané postgraduál, ale na pískovišti v nedělní škole. Tohle jsem se naučil:O všechno se rozděl. Hraj fér. Nikoho nebij. Vracej věci tam, kde jsi je našel. Uklízej po so [...]


    22. A few days ago, I ran across this book on my bookshelf. It had been sitting on one shelf or another, moving with me from place to place for about a decade. So I finally cracked it open. Two days later I'm wondering what exactly it was I read. It's a collection of stories, written almost like journal entries. Some that uncover wisdom, some that I didn't really get any deeper meaning from. The best part of the book, and my favorite quote from it, is within the first few pages:Share everything.Play [...]


    23. If you've never read Robert Fulghum before (It Was on Fire When I Lay Down on It), this is a good place to start. This wee book made a substantial impact on me partly for personal reasons, but mainly because modern philosophers are too few and not always focused on what matters in the grand microcosm--being kind to others and kind to ourselves. In an age when it seems like everyone and their mother is diagnosed as suffering from some sort of depression, I can't help but think that we lost someth [...]


    24. I have to say this book has not taught me a lot but rather it has opened my eyes to things I had somewhat already noticed. But I MUST thank Queenelle for recommending this book. It was a fun yet thoughtful read. While reading, i have come to realize that my ideas about simplicity being the best form of happiness are headed in the right direction. I rather enjoyed how the author showed his wit and simplicity through his credo. He spoke of, "Warm cookies and cold milk" and how we should, "go out i [...]


    25. As a person who never went to kindergarten--look, it was a small rural community and my parents needed help in the grist mill--I decided that buying this book was not an option for me. The logical corollary of the title is that, lacking a kindergarten education, my BSBA, MBA and JD combined could not save me. Clearly, I knew nothing of what I REALLY needed to know. From the book, I learned that I should be nice to the other children, share my stuff, be quiet sometimes, and always take a nap. Sag [...]


    26. Robery Fulghum’s iconic bestseller about the simple acts of everyday childhood and beyond were turned into this memorable little gem. It has become one of my favorite books, not because it is the literary genius of a lifetime, but because his simple idea could become such a simple book that had the potential to touch so many people. I read it for the laugh, the moment where he ties the memory of a Styrofoam cup plant to the cycle of life is simple brilliance. Although it is not the self help b [...]


    27. This is more of a 3 1/2 stars book; I have never wanted to read this book, but I bought it at a yard sale for a nickel and this morning I wanted something light that I could read while sitting in the doctor's office for. ever. I got the whole thing read, and frankly, it was a good book. Not at all the drivel I expected, based on the uproar made about this book by absolutely vapid people.I'm a big fan of "the little things" and silver linings. That is what this book is about - finding life lesson [...]


    28. All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten was Fulghum's first collection of essays. I liked his style then, and still do. His writing reminds me of Mayberry evokes a sort of down-home feeling that brings to mind warm apple pie cooling on an open window sill, children playing on lazy summer afternoons, and neighborly conversations over backyard fences. Fulghum does a nice job of exploring simple things from a profound and thoughtful perspective to gently guide the reader to wisdom. His [...]


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