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Old 25-09-2012, 12:35   #1
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The Tortoise or the Hare? What are you?

Aesop's Fable "The Tortoise and the Hare" is a story about a speedy hare that challenges a tortoise to a race. It is a morality tale that teaches that perserverance and determination will always win over talent and idleness and we learn the faster hare was ultimately defeated by the slower tortoise after he napped midway in the race. However, Lord Dunsany, 20th Century Irish writer and dramatist, interprets the fable differently imagining the hare realizing the absurdity of the challenge and refusing to go further as the "obstinate tortoise continues to the finishing line and is proclaimed the swiftest by his backers." In life and sailing we have a choice: to have talent and ability but perceive the absurdity of life and become distracted in our journey with varied meanderings along the way or to set goals in life and pursue them with "perserverance and determination" and follow a straight and steady line to completion. Tortoise or Hare? What are you? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tortoise_and_the_Hare
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Old 25-09-2012, 17:19   #2
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Re: The Tortoise or the Hare? What are you?

Definitely a hare. A hare that doesn't take naps...
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Old 26-09-2012, 06:19   #3
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Re: The Tortoise or the Hare? What are you?

Neither. Both. Either. It depends.

I think I'm probably like most people in that, in some things I am a tortoise and in some things I am a hare. It varies from time to time and from situation to situation.
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Old 26-09-2012, 06:49   #4
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Neither. Both. Either. It depends.

I think I'm probably like most people in that, in some things I am a tortoise and in some things I am a hare. It varies from time to time and from situation to situation.
Ditto.

Unless there happens to be another boat (sail) not too far away and going in the same direction.

Then it is Hare.
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A tortoise who likes to Snooze .
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