The Three R’s
My daughter is in third grade. One of her homework pages was a test of general knowledge: What are the names of the five Great Lakes? Which months have 30 days? What are the colors of the rainbow? (I’m not sure how she is supposed to know these things, but at least she knows that Google knows.)
She struggled with every one of these questions until she got to one that asked: “What are the three R’s?”
“That one is so easy,” she said. And she proceeded to write in her answer:
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
That, in a nutshell, sums up how much things have changed since I was her age.