Allow me to share Robert Fulghum’s classic All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindargarten to our embattled MitsuBishops who are now embroiled in the PCSO SUV controversy, and to Davao City mayor Inday Sara Duterte, for assaulting a court official.
There really are valuable lessons from our younger years that must remain in our consciousness. These are simple rules that molded our being when we were impressionably young. Whatever happens after that, well, your guess is as good as mine. It could be the long years spent in the seminary or the voluminous law books that one has to read to pass the bar exams. It is a regrettable fact that most of these indiscretions are done by people who we otherwise refer to us learned and illustrious.
So here it is:
by Robert Fulghum
Most of what 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 sandpile at Sunday school.
These are the things I learned:
I hope the bishops allow the rural poor a free ride once in a while.
Do not demand for a special treatment- mayor or bishops if you break the law, face the consequence.
Don’t hit people.
Need I say more, Sara?
Put things back where you found them.
Do we expect the bishops to return their precious SUVs to the government?
Clean up your own mess.
Not Daddy. Not your brother. Definitely not the Pope.
Don’t take things that aren’t yours.
PCSO money is for the poor indigents who are medically ill. Not for you and your extravagant lifestyle.
Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody.
I am sorry. At least La Gloria said it.
I’ll stop here as most of the succeeding lessons are no longer relevant to the current issue. But if you wish to see more of it, click on this link.
No amount of righteousness can undo what has been done – or made public. Perhaps the best thing to do is to remember the lessons we learned from kindergarten- and never forget any of them, again.