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Ancient Story; The Tortoise and the Hare, Aesop's Fable; Adult Meanings, Interpretations, Relationship, Profit, Business, Fear, Anger, Hatred, Judgement, Ego, Soul, Consciousness, Oneness, Duality, More

The Tortoise and the Hare is an ancient fable known all around the world in various forms. This article is about Aesop's fable and the various adult interpretations and meanings hidden within the fable.

What does this fable mean to you?

How would you interpret this fable?

Talk about it with your family, friends and co workers..

What does this fable mean to them?

How do they apply it in their lives?

THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE STORY, BY WALT DISNEY

Cartoon story for the children, and young adults.

The Tortoise and the Hare (Disney 1934)
VIDEO: https://youtu.be/MeZe2qPLPh0 8 min.

AESOPS FABLE; THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE


Wikipedia; "The Tortoise and the Hare", from an edition of Aesop's Fables illustrated by Arthur Rackham, 1912

"The Tortoise and the Hare" is one of Aesop's Fables and is numbered 226 in the Perry Index.[1] The account of a race between unequal partners has attracted conflicting interpretations. It is itself a variant of a common folktale theme in which ingenuity and trickery are employed to overcome a stronger opponent.

THE FAMED FABLE OF THE SLOW MOVING TORTOISE AND THE FAST HARE


The story concerns a Hare who ridicules a slow-moving Tortoise. Tired of the Hare's boastful behaviour, the Tortoise challenges him to a race.[2] The hare soon leaves the tortoise behind and, confident of winning, takes a nap midway through the race. When the Hare awakes however, he finds that his competitor, crawling slowly but steadily, has arrived before him. The later version of the story in La Fontaine's Fables (VI.10), while more long-winded, differs hardly at all from Aesop's.[3]

As in several other fables by Aesop, the lesson it is teaching appears ambiguous. In Classical times it was not the Tortoise’s plucky conduct in taking on a bully that was emphasised but the Hare’s foolish over-confidence. An old Greek source comments that 'many people have good natural abilities which are ruined by idleness; on the other hand, sobriety, zeal and perseverance can prevail over indolence.[4] 

When the fable entered the European emblem tradition, the precept to ‘hasten slowly’ (festina lente) was recommended to lovers by Otto van Veen in his Emblemata Amorum (1608), using a relation of the story. There the infant figure of Eros is shown passing through a landscape and pointing to the tortoise as it overtakes the sleeping hare under the motto “perseverance winneth.”[5] Later interpreters too have asserted that the fable's moral is the proverbial 'the more haste, the worse speed' (Samuel Croxall) or have applied to it the Biblical observation that 'the race is not to the swift' (Ecclesiastes 9.11).

In the 19th century and after the fable was given satirical interpretations. In the social commentary of Charles H. Bennett's The Fables of Aesop translated into Human Nature (1857), the hare is changed to a thoughtful craftsman prostrate under the foot of a capitalist entrepreneur.[6] Lord Dunsany brings out another view in his "The True History of the Tortoise and the Hare" (1915). There the hare realises the stupidity of the challenge and refuses to proceed any further. 

The obstinate tortoise continues to the finishing line and is proclaimed the swiftest by his backers. But, continues Dunsany,the reason that this version of the race is not widely known is that very few of those that witnessed it survived the great forest-fire that happened shortly after. It came up over the weald by night with a great wind. The Hare and the Tortoise and a very few of the beasts saw it far off from a high bare hill that was at the edge of the trees, and they hurriedly called a meeting to decide what messenger they should send to warn the beasts in the forest. They sent the Tortoise.[7]

APPLICATIONS


In Classical times the story was annexed to a philosophical problem by Zeno of Elea in one of many demonstrations that movement is impossible to define satisfactorily. The second of Zeno's paradoxes is that of Achilles and the Tortoise, in which the hero gives the Tortoise a head start in a race. 

The argument attempts to show that even though Achilles runs faster than the Tortoise, he will never catch up with her because, when Achilles reaches the point at which the Tortoise started, the Tortoise has advanced some distance beyond; when Achilles arrives at the point where the Tortoise was when Achilles arrived at the point where the Tortoise started, the Tortoise has again moved forward. Hence Achilles can never catch the Tortoise, no matter how fast he runs, since the Tortoise will always be moving ahead.[8][9]

The only satisfactory refutation has been mathematical and since then the name of the fable has been applied to the function described in Zeno's paradox. In mathematics and computer science, the tortoise and the hare algorithm is an alternative name for Floyd's cycle-finding algorithm.

HISTORICAL VERSIONS OF THE STORY

A 19th-century illustration of La Fontaine's Fables by Jean Grandville

There is a Greek version of the fable but no early Latin version. For this reason it did not begin to appear in printed editions of Aesop's fables until the 16th century, one of the earliest being Bernard Salomon's Les Fables d'Esope Phrygien, mises en Ryme Francoise (1547).[10]Versions followed from the Netherlands (in Dutch, 1567) and Flanders (in French, 1578)[11] but none in English before Francis Barlow's edition of 1667.[12]

Among the many illustrations of the fable, that by the French caricaturist Jean Grandville is novel in portraying the tortoise as running upright. This is also how he is shown in the Walt Disney cartoon version of "The Tortoise and the Hare" (1935).[13] Another departure from the ordinary in Grandville's etching is the choice of a mole (complete with dark glasses) rather than, as usual, a fox as the judge at the finishing line. Auguste Delierre makes the judge a monkey in the 1883 edition of La Fontaine's fables that he illustrated.[14][15] La Fontaine says in his rhyme that it does not matter who the judge is; his interpreters have taken him at his word.

Outside of book production, there is an early 17th-century oil painting of the fable by the Flemish landscape artist Jan Wildens.[16] The hare enters on the left, racing over an upland road as dawn breaks; the tortoise is nowhere in sight. In the mid-19th century, the French animal painterPhilibert Léon Couturier also devoted an oil painting to the fable in which, as in Grandville's illustration, the tortoise is shown racing upright.[17] 

In modern times there have been two pieces of popular sculpture aimed at children. Nancy Schön's was made to commemorate the centenary of the Boston Marathon in 1996 and is sited in Copley Square, the finishing line for the race.[18] The tortoise is shown determinedly stumping forward while the hare has paused to scratch behind its ear. In the following year a painted steel sculpture by Michael Browne and Stuart Smith was set up near the cross-country finish line at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx.[19]The hare is mounted on the tortoise's shell and appears to be trying to leap over him.

The fable has also been illustrated on stamps from several countries. These include:

Cyprus, in which cartoon characters are depicted on a set of five €0.34 stamps (2011)[20]
Dahomey, on a set commemorating the third centenary of La Fontaine's death in which it figures on the 10 franc stamp.[21]
Dominica, on a 2 cent stamp for Easter 1984, picturing a Disney tortoise carrying Easter eggs as it overtakes the sleeping hare[22]
France issued surcharged Red Cross stamps in 1978 on which the fable appeared on the 1 franc + 0.25 denomination.[23] It was also included in the 1995 strip of six 2.80 franc stamps commemorating the third centenary of the author's death.[24]
Greece issued a 1987 set illustrating Aesop's fables, including the tortoise and the hare on the 130 drachma stamp[25]
Hungary issued a set in 1980 with this fable on the 4 forint stamp[26]
The Maldives issued a 1990 set in which Disney characters act out the fables; the tortoise and the hare appear on the 15 laree stamp[27]
Monaco issued a composite 50 centime stamp on the 350th anniversary of La Fontaine's birth in 1971, on which this fable appears[28]
Sri Lanka issued a 5 rupee stamp for Child’s broadcasting day 2007 showing the contestants at the starting line[29]

MUSICAL VERSIONS


Many allusions to the fable in musical titles are of limited or no relevance, but two instrumental versions may be noted. The one by Yellow Jackets jazz quartet was recorded on their Politicsalbum in 1988[30] The Anglo-Irish band Flook's title is on their Haven album (2005)

There have also been several musical settings of Aesop's fable:

In Mabel Wood Hill's Aesop's Fables Interpreted Through Music (New York, 1920)[31]
Vincent Persichetti included it as the third piece in his Fables for narrator and orchestra (Op. 23, 1943)
A poetic version set for children's voices and piano by Edward Hughes in his Songs from Aesop's Fables (1965)
The cellist Evalyn Steinbock's setting for violin, cello and narrator in 1979
As the first of Anthony Plog's Aesop’s Fables for narrator, piano and horn (1989/93)[32]
Among Scott Watson's Aesop's Fables for narrator and orchestral accompaniment (1999)
A setting for solo voice by Lucian Cristofor Tugui (2006)
As one of the five pieces in Bob Chilcott's Aesop's Fables for piano and choir (2008)[33]
A setting for a cappella choir by Darmon Meader (2009)[34]
As one of David Edgar Walther's ‘short operatic dramas’, composed in 2009

LATER ADAPTIONS


There have been a number of modern versions of the fable, although some have taken liberties with the original story line.

In Alexander Sumarokov's Russian version (loosely based on La Fontaine's), the tortoise and the hare race on the road from Saint Petersburg to Moscow; the hare is "three months or more" late with his departure, and upon reaching Moscow finds that the tortoise has bested him by three days.[35]

There were early animated cartoons in France (1920), and the US (1921). The fable was adapted into a Silly Symphonies cartoon titled The Tortoise and the Hare (1934/5), produced byWalt Disney Productions (in which the tortoise is named Toby), followed in 1936 by the sequelToby Tortoise Returns. In 1941, Warner Bros. Animation Studios produced the Merrie Melodiescartoon Tortoise Beats Hare, which is based on the fable and features Bugs Bunny and Cecil Turtle, followed by two sequels of decreasingly relevant significance. Encyclopædia Britannica Films followed with a dramatized version of Aesop's fable starring live animals, including an owl, a fox, a goose, a rooster, a raccoon, and a hare.[36] This was a 1947 production in black and white with narrated voice-over.

In 1952, the model animator Ray Harryhausen began a version of the fable, before moving over to more lucrative work on monster movies. Young enthusiasts Seamus Walsh and Mark Caballero later helped Harryhausen complete "The Story of the Tortoise and the Hare", having refurbished the original puppets and, under Harryhausen's guidance, completed the film in 2002.[37] 

A feature in this, is that the hare drops off to sleep as a result of taking a big meal near the end of the race, thus allowing the tortoise to win. The same situation had appeared in Georges de la Grandière's 1960's cartoon version of the fable, Le Lièvre et la tortue.[38]

In 1971, Filmation produced a live action/animated television special based on the fable, along with an adaptation of The Tortoise and the Birds, under the title Aesop's Fables, with Bill Cosbyplaying a black Aesop. Later animated versions referencing the fable on Sesame Street(1973),[39] Manga Aesop Monogotari (1983)[40] and the 2015 Mercedes Benz commercial[41]diverge considerably from the original fable.

FOLK VARIANTS


The many other variants of the story in oral folk tradition appear worldwide and are classed as Aarne-Thompson-Uther type 275.[42] In most of these there is a race between unequal partners but most often brain is matched against brawn and the race is won by means of trickery. Broadly this is of two types: either the slower animal jumps on the other's back or tail and hops off at the end when the creature turns round to see where his challenger has got to, or else he is deceived by lookalikes substituting themselves along the course.

Tales with a similar theme emphasizing doggedness have been recorded in Native American culture. Hummingbird and Crane agree to race from one ocean to the other. Though Hummingbird flies faster, he stops at night to sleep. Crane, however, flies overnight and is overtaken by Hummingbird later and later during the day, at length coming in first. The ultimate prize differs between versions and includes choice of habitat, the love of a girl, or the right to cut the other down to size.[43]

INTERNATIONAL INTERPRETATION; APPEARANCE VERSUS REALITY


The average person in the US takes great pride in thinking that America is the biggest, the best, the fastest, and the most powerful nation on Earth, much like the rabbit in the fable above. Every other nation is 'less than', slower, not as good, not as powerful and poorer than the US, much like the tortoise in the fable above. What is the reality of the situation, and which nation will 'win the race'?

But when it comes to details and actually looking at who 'wins' the race in terms of happiness, meeting the needs of the entire population, and actual statistics of well being, America actually comes in last or close to the bottom in many areas, which means that on an international stage America is the 'fast rabbit' in the fable. Meanwhile, many of those countries that the average American looks down their noses on actually come in first place or very close to the top in many areas and are like the slow tortoise, who wins the race.

INDIVIDUAL SPIRITUAL MEANING; THERE IS NO USE IN RUSHING AROUND AND TRYING TO DO ANYTHING FASTER, WHILE IGNORING WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT AND VITAL FOR WINNING IN THE GAME OF LIFE


Therein Hangs the Tale
Heavenletter #5816 Published on: October 27, 2016
God said:

To think you would ever say to Me:

"God, I am in a rush. Speed it up, please, for I am too busy right now to wait!"

You, too, are amazed at your moxie in expressing yourself to Me in this way.

Nevertheless, I answer you, impatient one. I answer you in this way:

There is no asking. There is no waiting. There is no interim. In this sense, there are no pauses. In this sense, We simply continue as if in a seamless line. Our Lives and Our Loves are continued together as if woven in a knitted shawl.

There is no time. There is no before or after. There are no breaches in Our holding hands. We are One, and We are One Inseparable. We would not have it any other way. There are no delays. There are no races. All ambles along divinely. We are divine. We melt together as One. We were never two. Never ever.

The idea that you and I were ever two is a daydream. From this daydream now, you are awaking. It could be said that I am the Prince Who Kisses Sleeping Beauty. You are Sleeping Beauty, and you awaken. I would go to all lengths to awaken you into the Oneness in Which We Are. It is inevitable that you will awaken. You are right now in the process of awakening.

You are in a daze now. When you open your eyes, Our eyes, you will not be able to conceive how it was that you ever were asleep, as though you had to rest from Reality which is beautiful, so beautiful. You entered an intriguing TV series. You have to find out how the drama ends. You are hooked on it. You can't stop watching.

The True Story of Life begins as Love awakens you and won't let you go. The Love was always. Now you are aware. Such a delicate switch from sleep to wakefulness. How awake you are becoming now.

You are restoring yourself to your Self. You are fleet of foot. Your Heart of Awareness flies away with you. You come Home to where you have always been. For a while, you looked the other way. You were only sleeping. There was movement going on behind your eyelids. Two worlds were swirling around in you, the Real World, and a Made-up Story World. It is as if you slept in two beds, one called Drama, and the other called Love.

Immediately, as your eyes flutter open, you know wherein lies the True World. You were off on a tangent for a while. For a while denotes time of which there is none except as time is delineated on Earth. Time is not a game played in Heaven. There is no reason for such a game in Heaven. Why would there ever be?

Truth is not a game to be played. Truth is what is. Another name for Truth is Love. Love is not only part of Life -- Love is Life.

Your heart, left to its own devices, is untrammeled, is Pure Being. Pure Being knows only Love. You are always Pure Being. You may cover up this which is your True Worth, but really you cannot disguise it much longer from yourself. Anything temporary is simply not true. I see the True You, and you are beginning to rub your eyes and wake up and wonder.

Wake up, beloveds. You don't fool Me. And, somewhere, deep within you, even as you may turn your head, you do recognize something within you that you cannot put off forever. This is your Godness. You are branded Wholeness. There is a beautiful Star on your Forehead. No one is without this Star. You are what you are. You are Great.

You are an emblem of Me which is the same as to say a True Testament to Love. How you have heretofore dipped yourself into all the stories the way one would dip a piece of bread in gravy and relish it eagerly.

Yet the story is not a matter of note. Oneness is. There is no story to Oneness. Oneness never was not. You hid yourself from Oneness as if Oneness were a clever plot you had stumbled on.

There is no plot. There is no sequence. Love is.

Love is the Whole Story. Therein hangs the tale.
http://heavenletters.org/therein-hangs-the-tale.html

The person who gets out of their heart and out of love, is the equivalent of the hare.

Those who stay in their hearts and act out of Agape love, are the equivalent of the turtle.

The turtle, or Agape love wins every time, no matter what, in the larger soul overview of life and beyond.

There is no way Agape love can lose, ever. 

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EGO AND SOUL IS THE EQUIVALENT OF TORTOISE AND HARE

The difference between an ego and the soul is much like the difference between the hare and the tortoise. The ego likes things FAST and does everything to win. The soul operates outside of time and does not give a whit about 'winning'. 

Guess which one 'wins' in the end? 

Dive deeper here....

Soul Versus Ego; What Is The Difference? Do Everything With Agape Love, And With No Expectation Or Attachment To The Outcome

ON A GLOBAL LEVEL, CONSCIOUSNESS VERSUS SELFISH PERSONAL ACCUMULATION IS ANOTHER VERSION OF THE HARE AND TORTOISE FABLE

The turtle of consciousness is slowly increasing globally, over many generations and thousands of years. It is hard to see the progress, but it is happening. Now the progress is speeding up and the tortoise is about to give birth and 'win' the race. 

Consciousness Transformation And Revolution Into Oneness Is Being Birthed, Ongoing; Proof Is In Increasing Extremism Globally, Via Politics, Religion, Wars; Trump Is Spiritual Teacher, You Are Invited To Be A Midwife

What many to most people are focused on is the hare, represented by duality, which is the 'opposite' of Oneness and consciousness (the turtle). Which one wins the race? Right now it looks like the hare is winning, as most of mass media, business, politics, education and everything else is focused on duality, getting there faster, and 'winning' via selfish rabbit motivations.

TORTOISE AND THE HARE, VIA JUDGMENT PLUS ATTACK


Those who are quick to judge and attack others act like hares.. People who judge quickly based on surface shallow impressions and then attack eventually end up losing. Why?

The turtle person is slow to judge and goes much more deeply into causes of a person's behavior, plus associated root causes, before coming to a conclusion. The slower path to finding out root causes, compared to a quick 30 second soundbite and judgment makes all of the difference.

The hare represents people who stay on the shallow surface layer of physical reality, hating and fearing other people, other belief systems, other religions, because they never slow down enough to ever talk with anyone deeply about it, never open their minds and hearts to anyone or anything different, and never investigate root causes. As a result, even if they think that they are 'winning', they are losing.

Fear leads to anger

Anger leads to hatred

Hatred leads to judgment

Judgment leads to projection

Projection leads to suffering and loss

Meanwhile, the turtle person stays in the Oneness of Agape love, never taking the temptation to dive down into Duality, where fear, anger, hatred, judgment and projection rule. The unconscious projection of a person's fears and hatreds onto other people hurts both that person individually, and the chosen 'target' of their projected fear, anger, hatred, judgment and projection, which causes large amounts of suffering.

The turtle person wins by not allowing Duality into their consciousness, staying above the fray, and not allowing fear, anger, hatred and judgment to enter into the gates of awareness or the heart.


WHY DOES THE TURTLE WIN THE RACE? LIFE IS ALWAYS A RACE, AND THE TURTLE ALWAYS WINS, FOR ALL OF THE RIGHT REASONS


In other words, there is no need to rush anything, or to get stressed out because things are not happening fast enough. The turtle wins the race not because the rabbit is too lazy, but because the turtle is WISE and is tuned into the spiritual side of things and never gives up. The turtle knows that there is no need to hurry in life.

Take for example the difference between walking and driving in a car. Walking is good exercise, and it is usually done in Nature, where the air is healthy and clean. By walking and meditating in Nature, the turtle person also enjoys the views and the smells and the sights of wild animals. The 'turtle' person is more in tune with Nature and her cycles, which is required in order to even have a glimpse of living in harmony with Nature, instead of fighting against Nature.

A 'turtle' person often raises their own organic food via permaculture, uses herbs, vitamins and organic food, fresh juices instead of drugs, and refuses to hunt animals just for the trophies, and eats either vegan or vegetarian fare.

The 'turtle' person knows their carbon footprint, and is lowering it by driving an electric car, switching to clean renewable energy such as wind, solar and geothermal, plus more.. A 'turtle' person is reducing their use of chemicals and poisons, while increasing the use of natural chemical and poison free products. The turtle person knows that for positive change to happen and in order to win the race, they have to be the change that they are looking for in the world, and not wait for some magician to pull a fast rabbit out of a black hat.

The 'rabbit' person meanwhile, is driving a fast carbon fueled car that gets very poor gas mileage, and is rushing to get somewhere all of the time in a 'rat race'. As the 'rabbit' person is driving so fast, he runs over wild animals and kills birds. The 'rabbit' person is blissfully unaware of Nature, Natures laws and cycles and does everything possible to destroy it via carbon fuel emissions, chemicals, nuclear energy, killing animals/birds/fish at any opportunity (even those threatened with extinction) just for fun, or to 'win' some competition against other hunters or fishermen, or to make more money.

The  'rabbit' person is totally into carbon fuel use, (the more the better) as well as raising and eating food full of poisons, empty of nutrition. The 'rabbit' person does not believe in global warming and is also a promoter and user of nuclear energy and nuclear weapons, which are both very 'fast'. The 'rabbit' person is moving so fast, that he/she cannot learn from Nature, is disconnected from Nature.

Because of this disconnection therefor humanity and the fast 'rabbit' person will more than likely get sick much more often, and lose not only the human race, but cause the extinction of pretty much all life on Earth, which is losing the race on a much bigger level.

The lesson taught by the turtle person is to SLOW DOWN, and live life much more simply, in harmony with Nature, as the turtle does. The turtle is wise.. learn from the turtle.

Be like a turtle and WIN the game of life. Drive an electric car. Downsize your home. Plant a garden and dig in the dirt. Sit by the pond in the sun, and enjoy just BEING, like a turtle. Simplify your life. Minimize your possessions, and give away anything you have not used in a year. 

RELATIONSHIP AND MARRIAGE

A 'turtle' person gets into a relationship slowly, over a period of at least 6 months. Getting to know someone as a friend and keeping them that way is better than rushing into something romantic like a fast rabbit, and then 'losing' the race, while also losing a friend.

The  'rabbit' person gets into marriage and relationship very fast, but is often so sorry and loses the race down the road, as they find out that getting in too fast is not only dangerous, but also leads to great unhappiness.

Before marrying someone, get to know them inside and out for several years, by dating and spending lots of time together in various settings. Go on hikes together. Go camping together. Go to social gatherings together. Hang out with friends together. Visit with both sides of the family and get feedback. Try to do a project together. See what you have in common, if anything.

Like a turtle, see how you FEEL while you are together and how you feel when you are apart or with someone else. Emotions and the body never lie but people often do, even unconsciously. The way to get to the truth is to move SLOWLY and carefully.

By moving slowly, like a turtle, you end up minimizing the risk and winning the race of relationship, love and marriage.

Let the fast rabbits race on by, because you know that the slow turtle wins the race, every time. Women love going slow, by the way... in all ways. 

FINANCIAL SUCCESS

The  'rabbit' person wants to win financially very fast, and very big, and there is never enough. In the 'race' to 'win' in the Capitalistic system, the  'rabbit' person will often dive into illegal things, or cut corners, or cheat someone out of something. The justification is that the faster one goes, it is 'worth it', in order to 'win'. A 'rabbit' person will do things just to make money, even if it causes harm to the environment, other people, or damages communities.

A rabbit person will try to accumulate power, prestige, fame, and glory plus awards and honors in order to have the appearance of 'winning' and success, but underneath, it is all about corruption, pay offs, bribes, threats, intimidation, rubbing people out, and getting rid of competition in ruthless ways, winning at any cost. If the turtle must disappear in order to 'win', who cares, just go do it..Selfish pleasure is all that the turtle person thinks about or cares about. Stepping on people and stabbing them in the back, making up lies and deceiving people is just the way to 'win' for a rabbit person.

A rabbit person will hire lots of lawyers, make up contracts or treaties, and then break them, or have weasel clauses that allow the rabbit person to cheat another party or organization out of whatever is desired by the rabbit person. Winning at any cost and using any method is the goal for the rabbit person.

But in the end, the same maxim applies; the slow turtle wins the financial race.

A 'turtle' person wins financially by moving slowly and setting up relationships that are built on trust and longevity, not quick profits for making this quarter look good.

A 'turtle' person looks at what works for 7 future generations without causing harm, and then does only that, nothing else.

Profit is good, but not at the expense of the environment, humanity and all life on the planet.


LISTEN MORE DEEPLY, SLOW DOWN AND GO INSIDE, SPEAK LESS OFTEN, BE CURIOUS, NOTICE THINGS, SPEAK MORE BRIEFLY PLUS SOFTLY, BE LIKE THE TURTLE IN ORDER TO 'WIN' THE RACE 


Be a noticer..... and stay curious, like a child and the turtle.

THE DAY I STOPPED SAYING HURRY UP – BY RACHEL MACY STAFFORD
When my daughter and I took walks or went to the store, I allowed her to set the pace. And when she stopped to admire something, I would push thoughts of my agenda out of my head and simply observe her. I witnessed expressions on her face that I’d never seen before. I studied dimples on her hands and the way her eyes crinkled up when she smiled. I saw the way other people responded to her stopping to take time to talk to them. I saw the way she spotted the interesting bugs and pretty flowers. She was a Noticer, and I quickly learned that The Noticers of the world are rare and beautiful gifts. That’s when I finally realized she was a gift to my frenzied soul.


A turtle person more often listens than speaks, and if a turtle person speaks, it will quietly and slowly, not fast and loud.

Before acting or doing anything, think about the consequences of that action or words on 7 future generations. If it will do no harm, go ahead, but if that action causes harm, don't do it, or slow down to a turtle pace and try to undo the damage.

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