I have decided that - although I am mightily proud of myself for finishing my 10k - I think I have the need to address a whole bunch of dirty lies that have been spread by some typically trustworthy individuals.
Aesop - you and your stupid slow turtle can go to hell.
And you, the little I think I can Engine, you can join them.
In fact, let's wrap up all the rags to riches, sweepers to princesses, and especially nerds to super athlete stories and thrown them in the rubbish bin.
Slow and steady wins the race???
Are you for serious?
No. The truth of the matter is that the rabbit always wins.
I don't know if it is nature or nurture, but that darn rabbit is just going to win against the stupid turtle. Frankly, it's an unfair setup.
This does not mean that the turtle has not done a brilliant job.
But a turtle is a turtle.
Slow and steady will place the turtle at the finish line, perhaps before the snails, sloths and the molasses, but definitely behind the rabbits, gazelles, and other faster land creatures.
I am all for self-improvement and self-empowerment, but I think before my next race, I have to ignore Aesop and try the rabbit on for size.