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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Politicians: Please report back for a needed review in kindergarten problem solving.

"Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate school mountain, but there in the sand pile at school."
Everything I need to know I learned in kindergarten.

Most politicians could use a review course in kindergarten diplomacy. There are many valuable rules of diplomacy children are expected to learn and follow when they enter kindergarten.

The average 5 year old is the first to tell anyone within earshot-what is and is not fair. Fairness is a huge issue for very young people and should any type of injustice take place around them, most children can (and will) tell you exactly how, when, to whom, and to what extent any unfair act occurred. Justice is a simple right or wrong - either it is or it aint.

The justification of wrong, degrees of wrongness, and the provocation for the wrong are not quite fully formed beyond, "He started it!".

Think I'm wrong? Just try to divide anything ''equally" between children. Even the slightest speck of inequality is noticed and justice is sought. I'm telling you-children know fairness when they see it-they are experts.

When grown men (who also just happen to be elected leaders in Wisconsin) run away from their "grown up" job while chanting "La La La I can't hear you!"...kindergartners across America are ashamed. If asked, American children would most likely agree... they should have to turn their behavior card to double red.

The politicians need to go back to work. They may not like the rules or the other kids at the party, but that doesn't mean a stalk off and pout are going to solve any problems - as any reasonably behaved five year old would tell you.


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