Is This A Fair Competition?

Story time…

I’ve never been crazy about the turtle and rabbit story. I never liked it, but as a kid, I never had the courage to yell: what kind of story is this? Always there was something wrong, and not right about the characters and I never understood why they have to be they way they are.

First of all, the competition itself is not fair, and why they chose the turtle (knowing it is extremely slaw) and the rabbit that is know for its super speed? Noting that the coipition itself is pointless, what kind of race is that?

Second of all, why this stupid rabbit stops when he sees the final line? It takes him only a few steps to finish and then he can sleeps as much as he wants. Till now I don’t understand why…overconfidence? if so then let’s finish it all and afterwords rest.

Third, the rabbit naps. Really? he naps that much till he misses the whole race? And what about teaching us (the kids) about preparing for exam? To sleep before exam? Oh wait. Is the story to teach us to prepare well? I am not sure what is the lesson behind it any more. All I remember is that the slaw turtle wins because it continues walking and the stupid rabbit losts because he refuses to reach the final line and preferred to sleep thinking he will wake up to finish.

why there is no third character that is fast enough (does not have to be super fast) but also continues in the race till it finishes and wins? or someone else to help the turtle with some skills, or tools?

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