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What does “slow and steady wins the race” REALLY mean?

I love this analogy and have weirdly being thinking along exactly the same lines lately.

Road to Happiness

I mean come on.

There comes a point where some quotes need a little more explaining. Slow cannot possibly win the race because racing is all about speed. They’re all about whoever crosses the finish line first, wins. Period.

Obviously this isn’t the case here and I think the reason why is because of our definitions of winning. Let’s zoom out and look at the race not as a track, but as a timeline. That timeline will show our journey to happiness. So the slower ones take more time to be happy and the fast ones are satisfied instantly.

Also, let’s use the classic tortoise and the hare example:


Let’s say, tortoises are people in life who have bumpy beginnings. Daily life is a struggle either because they just don’t understand everything or they’re still finding their way but regardless, they don’t give up. They were never taught how to…

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About Geraldine Ward

Geraldine Ward has been writing and performing various forms of poetry and prose from an early age, and is a regular contributor at the London Farrago Poetry Slam nights. She has published a number of books including the "Now" collection, and has featured in other publications including Katie Metcalfe's "Beautiful Scruffiness" series of magazines.


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