People praise the hare for his speed and quickness to charge forward. Many are envious of what the hare is able to accomplish. The hare is quick to explore and to discover new areas; to excel in the sprint and reach an area before others. The hare revels in the glory of its success and will often look with condescension at those who have not yet reached the checkpoint. The hare can take hold of any prize it desires, for the hare reaches it first. The hare is a courageous creature that runs rabid; a paltry number can keep its pace and few can pass it in the path.
A young turtle took the time to understand the map before the sprint. He moves slowly, but surely. He takes longer to decide which road is more efficient and profitable. People forgot about him long ago. He, however, is prepared for the war and hopefully he gets there before the hares run circles around each other and lose too many battles. For hares do not understand. They have not brought a shield like the turtle did; their only weapon is their speed which will soon be sapped from their bones. They will be quick to flee from the battlefield as their endurance no longer exists. When they turn and run like the cowards they are, they’ll be staring at the turtle who is blocking their way. Fear and despair will creep into their hearts as the turtle nibbles at their only resource left: hope. He’ll take his time of course. This is a young turtle’s art of war.