Tortoise & Hare (Aesop)
Aesop's fable about the race between the tortoise and the hare contrasts the slow, steady, sure progress of the tortoise with the rapid, erratic, ruinous non-progress of the hare. The tortoise symbolizes humility and success, but the hare symbolizes grandiosity and failure. With counterintuition and bountiful cognition, Aesop teaches us to slow down, calm down, check our assumptions, and shed our presumptions.
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