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Slow and steady wins the race, right?

Posted in culture, ideas with tags on April 25, 2008 by artofpeace

tortoise

Back when I was a kid, one of the stories that I always heard over and over was The Tortoise and the Hare. As many of you remember (or not, youngins!), we follow the adventures of a pretentious Hare and a humble tortoise as they engage in a foot race for some kind of metaphoric supremacy. While the Hare sets out with his quickness to take an early lead, he also decides to stop at the side of the road from time to time, distracted by what he sees along the way, all the while confident that there is no way the Tortoise will beat him. Meanwhile, the Tortoise follows the path set before him, in slow and steady fashion, eventually beating out the distracted Hare. It seems that we were always taught to play it safe and stay on the straight and narrow like the Tortoise, but as the pace of the world increases we must also channel the way of the Hare.

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