I remember being in class when my professor wrote on the whiteboard K-I-S-S. Next to it, he wrote, keep it simple stupid. Keep it simple stupid? What does that mean? I thought, “Who was he calling stupid?”
I had no idea where he was going with this. He started to explain by saying, “life is already messy, why make it more messy”? He said, ” You want the truth? We like to make things much harder than they really need to be. All the ridiculous messes and crap in our lives, guess who created it, we did”.
Have you ever read the book “The Tortoise and the Hare”? I am pretty sure we all have right? Who always wins the race? The slow, humble, diligent tortoise, or the loud, cocky, boasting hare? If you have read the book then you know it is the tortoise. Why do you think that is?
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What do you think the writer of this fable was trying to teach us? Who was the teaching for? Was it just for the kids or the adults too? Do you think the writer was trying to communicate to both the children and the adults at the same time? Was there a simple beautiful message that if learned and applied at a very young age could change our lives forever?