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Donny Pegram
Eng- 112
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The Tortoise and the Hare
The Tortoise and The Hare had the biggest impact on me when I was younger. A line from the fable that really made sense after I got older was “How do you expect to win this race when you are walking along at your slow, slow pace?” “The Tortoise and The Hare”, showed me at a young age why you shouldnt take your talents for granted, show off ,not use them and instead take things at a slow and steady pace.

First life lesson I pulled away from this childhood fable was that you shouldnt waste your talents that are given to you . In the fable the Hare knew he was the fastest and could beat anyone. Instead of running the race and finishing the race he decides that he is going to waste his great talent of running to take a nap, because he knew that the Tortoise was horrible racer. I took this into my day to day life to mean two things. First in the sport of baseball just because I start hitting well in games that doesnt mean I should stop doing my day to day batting practice. Rather it means I should keep up the hard work and keep helping my team score by getting on base more often. Second life situation I apply it to become in lifting weights. I notice I couldnt rest a week just because I hit a goal weight that I had been chasing for two months. It just meant I had to make new goals and chase them.

Another life lesson I picked up on while analyzing it was you shouldnt show off or brag about your talents. Show boating is never good when your doing a school sport or function because two reasons. First being that its bad sportsmanship which causes teams and indiviuals to hate you. Second being it can get you punished by your school for giving them a bad image. If I ever wanted to hang out with other teams after matches or keep from getting out of trouble I think of that lesson. Thats why I always shake hands after a swim race or wrestling match. The last life

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