Originally posted by Cinaed
The older I get the more I realize life can be less mysterious and complex if we just remember the things our parents taught us. For instance, I grew
Just remember ANYTIME you point your finger and call someone a name or blame them for something...all three of your other fingers are pointing RIGHT
It's better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it.
If Johnny jumped off a cliff would you jump off a cliff too?
If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all....
Manners and common sense......both are becoming a rare commodity
I wonder if this millennium will see the phrase *common sense* revamped because it certainly doesn't seem common at all anymore
For myself, I am as prepared as a person can be for an unknown *something* I am going to keep an eye on the sky and a few meters, go to work, eat,
sleep, probably do my laundry..... and watch my 6.
Cinaed, I actually agree with everything you said in this post. I will sometime call fearmongering on certain posts, but those are the ones I see that
are not trying to share or seek knowledge, but raise adrenaline levels.
Here is a poem by Robert Fulghum that I think is the perfect guide for Local and Global Leadership...
"ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN
All 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 sand pile at school.
These are the things I learned:
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.
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 every day some.
Take a nap every afternoon.
When you go out in the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands and stick together.
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.
Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even the little seed in the Styrofoam cup - they all die. So do we.
And then remember the Dick-and-Jane books 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 equality and sane
Take any one of those items and extrapolate it into sophisticated adult terms and apply it to your family life or your work or government or your
world and it holds true and clear and firm. Think what a better world it would be if we all - the whole world - had cookies and milk at about 3
o'clock in the afternoon and then lay down with our blankies for a nap. Or if all governments had as a basic policy to always put things back where
they found them and to clean up their own mess.
And it is still true, no matter how old you are, when you go out in the world, it is best to hold hands and stick together."
[Source: "ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN" by Robert Fulghum. See his web site at www.robertfulghum.com...
After all, aren't we all going out in the world every day?