Start Acting Like a Kindergartener!!!

A few years ago, I discovered a book that affirmed a long-held suspicion of mine: most adults are way too serious!  Before you curse me out and begin to think of concrete examples of why my “immaturity” makes it ok for you to ignore the rest of this post, let me explain! The book that I’m referring to is a little text written by Robert Fulghum, and the title says it all, “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.”

I love this book for its simple, straightforward honesty.  Here is an excerpt:


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: 

  • 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.
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Junior Seau, Desire, Vanity, & Wasted Lives

Junior Seau, Desire, Vanity, & Wasted Lives
Junior Seau was a beast at linebacker!!! He was one of the most talented, passionate guys ever to play in the NFL! Somewhere in my mom’s house is a stack of Junior Seau trading cards from my Sports illustrated for Kids magazines. Don’t judge me.  Seau was strong, fast, and relentless.  That made him a superstar.  He was a leader…a brown one. That made him a hero to this kid.  Seau gave his everything to the game that he loved – enduring countless injuries, limitless pain, and unknown mental strain.  It’s hard to imagine that anything or anyone was more important to him than playing the game he loved at a high level.

Last month, Seau was found lifeless in his Oceanside, California home.  The gunshot wound to his chest is believed to have been a self-inflicted injury.  The news shocked the community of Oceanside, sports fans everywhere, and seemed to punch me in the chest. Repeatedly. The investigation is still incomplete, but I think about only one thing whenever I think of Junior Seau now:  All is Vanity!

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