A refreshing reminder to teachers and adults in general and a necessary foundation of the social education of a child, is the concept that other people are as important to themselves as the child is to himself--that people all over the world eat, talk, behave and think differently about things, but are essentially like you and me. In an ebullient and witty manner the author talks about all kinds of people from everywhere -- including Americans: their names, what they eat, clothes and houses, manners, how people do, or do not, get along. But the author points out we have to get along with people if we want them to like us, and before ""getting mad"" we should think why each person acts as he does. The general conclusion is that we can learn to understand each other and ourselves, which makes us very lucky to be people. An entertaining statement of an elementary ethical concept.