The following poem is based on “All I Really Needed To Know I Learned in Kindergarten” by Robert Fulghum
Be kind to animals.
Eat your vegetables.
Don’t take what doesn’t belong to you.
Tell the truth.
You can make a lot of neat things with dried lentils and macaroni.
Offer help to those who need it.
Don’t pull the cat’s tail, she feels pain just like you.
Eat balanced meals. (Hint: french fries topped with Oreos is not a balanced meal.)
Just because you may want something doesn’t mean you can have it.
Take care of our earth.
Don’t be selfish: it’s not always about “you.”
Everyone dies, but it’s not right to kill.
Just because your friend does something doesn’t mean you should, too.
Be a good citizen.
When you go out into the world, try to leave it a little better than it was when you found it.
Vegan chocolate chip cookies and almond milk are good for you.
Don’t be a bully: might doesn’t make right.
If you’re doing something that hurts someone, stop and say you’re sorry.
Try not to hurt anyone in the first place.
Appreciate the beauty and mystery of life.
And always remember The Golden Rule.
Based on “All I Really Needed To Know I Learned in Kindergarten” by Robert Fulghum
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