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The Story Of Rat & Tortoise

The Story Of Rat & Tortoise

Write By: aimteam Published In: Inspiration Created Date: 2018-05-06 Hits: 2376

Once upon a time (in the old days): Tortoise and Rat happened to be closest and best friends, Rat has a magic stick which he always use to turn stone into food and perform other amazing miracles with it; Tortoise on the other hand is a parasite who disgust to work, & always claim to be dreadfully smarter than other animals including Rat.

Tortoise obviously doesn't know anything called 'starvation' because whenever he's with Rat, Rat will turn stone into pabulum and see to it that his friend Tortoise eat to his satisfaction, & also take the leftover to his household.

Rat being a good friend of Tortoise, tried all his possible best to coerce his closest friend Tortoise to learn his magic to enable him become independent like him, but Tortoise in his laziness didn't show any interest because he believed that his friend Rat will always be there for him and his family.

One day: a certain wealthy man(s) only child (daughter) dead, and the wealthy man made a public burnishing announcement which elucidated his great offer; his chivalrous offer states that anybody that succeed in bringing his only child back to live will be given half of his fortune.

Rat and his friend Tortoise heard the news, Rat asked Tortoise to accompany him to see that business tycoon.

Rat and Tortoise went to the wealthy man(s) mansion and Rat told him he can resurrect his only child back to live, & then commence performing his magic as usual.

Eventually, Rat was able to bring the wealthy man's daughter back to live with his magic stick and the wealthy man exuberantly gave Rat half of his fortune as concord.

Rat joyously went back home with his friend Tortoise and gave Tortoise 30% from the fortune he received from that wealthy man's possessions.

Tortoise became infuriated and demanded that Rat should give him 50% of what the wealthy man gave him, but Rat declined Tortoise proposal, connoting that Tortoise didn't do any big work because all Tortoise did was to enlist him check if the demised lady has woken up when he was performing his magic.

Tortoise in his greediness, reneged his friendship with Rat since he didn't give him any compliance.

On a very good day, Tortoise was opportune to hear of same thing which happened in another village.

Out of excitement, Tortoise took all his family members (wife and children) to meet the wealthy King whose only child just dead.

Tortoise imperatively asked the King, "what'll you give me if i bring your only child back to live?"

"I will give you half of my fortune and make you my right hand man, but if you fail to resurrect my only son(s) life, just consider yourself and your family dead " - the King replied.

Tortoise went inside the bush and brought out a certain stick and disguised the stick to look like Rat magic stick.

Tortoise arranged pot as Rat did and asked his wife, & children to be staring at it while he perform his ritual. 

Tortoise tried over and over, more than 7 times but still no head way because his wife and children kept on telling him that the prince hasn't woke up.

Tortoise became exhausted, stagnant and frustrated, & instigated to think aloud - "it ought not to be so, because i've done what Rat did. So, why am i getting different result?"

The King became furious and ordered his bodyguards to beat Tortoise and his household up.

King's bodyguards heinously did as they were instructed by the King and threw Tortoise, & his family into forest. 

Tortoise and his family malignantly fell into the forest, and got bruises all over their shells, i.e why you see lines (cracks) all over Tortoise Shell nowadays. 


1. Opportunity Will Never Wait For You Forever:

Tortoise was once privilege to learn from Rat, but instead he chose importunity over opportunity because ignorant is blind.

2. Nothing Good Come From Being Pride:

Humility humiliate poverty while pride conceive dilapidation. Learn to always humble yourself because it takes humility to grow.  Tortoise was too pride and lazy to learn from Rat i.e why he remained ignorant and ignorant is more expensive than knowledge. 

3. Have A Learning Attitude:

It's hard to see people with learning attitude in destitution while I.T.K (i too know) people always lay in destitution. "People who ask questions don't miss road". No knowledge is waste.

4. Be Independent:

Always see yourself as someone that's alone, but don't act like someone that is alone because it take independency to be an achiever. You can never achieve anything  great while depending on people or company. If you're always seeing yourself as someone that have enormous benefactors around, that impression and cogitation will generate laziness in you. Tortoise refused to learn the skills of Rat because he had the credo that Rat will always be there for him and his household. 

Even if you've rich parents, friends, siblings, neighbors, etc., surrounding you, always credence that 'my own' and 'our own' is not the same because that's the first step in becoming assiduous. If you ponder this surrealistic: kindly pretend to be bankrupt for at least a year and ask those people you built your hope on to borrow you money, they may borrow you for the first time but continuous borrow (up to 3 to 6 times without repayment); will convince you that you are "on your own".

So, if your parents are millionaires try your possible best to become a billionaire because the joy of every good parents is to see their children greater than them. 

Don't dependent on other people(s) luck, try to create your own luck because the sky is too big for just one bird to fly.

Abraham in the BIBLE once said, "let no man say i made Abraham rich." Abraham believed in independence because he was thinking as an independent man. 

5. Don't Be An Ingrate:

It's greediness that make people to always think that what they've won't be enough. If you use what you have well, you will profoundly ascertain that what you have is more than enough to enlist you achieve that ......, but if you still think that what you've won't be enough, then it's a seed - sow it (invest it) and halt mismanagement. E.g: if you want to build a house and you think the money you have won't be enough, invest that money in what the money can afford because in a short time you'll eventually build that your dream house. Wealth is not a reward of knowledge but lucrative investment is. 

Be an optimist, and always appreciate what you have because what you've can take you a long way, but that's if you know how to use it (be optimistic at all realm).

There are three genre of people that you can't admonish (that don't take advice): 

  1.  People that are deeply in love.
  2.  People that so much belief in prophecy (those who over trust people, when you try to please everyone - you'll eventually end up pleasing no one).
  3.  Rich people.

People in love will say, "respect my feelings".

People who haunt for prophecy from one place to another will say, "the prophet has spoken."

Rich people will say, "what do you know"?

Advising these 3 types of people might end up making you their enemy. The best thing you can do for them is to pray for them and use the people they cherish so much (honor) to talk to them, & refrain from being seen as an enemy.

6. Don't Do The Right Things At The Wrong Time:

Had it been that Tortoise knew that breaking up with Rat will lead him into being miserable, he wouldn't have gainsaid Rat for the time being because he was a big burden to Rat. By breaking up with Rat at that time, he did Rat a big favor and did himself monstrous harm because he started starving immediately he broke up with Rat. If actually he wanted to gainsay Rat, he ought to do it after learning Rat's sophisticated skills and automatically become independent as Rat. 

Lessons To Learn are;

  1. Learn to be patient (don't be too in a hurry to do things i.e impatience). "A patient dog eat the fattest bone."
  2. Always think before you talk.
  3. Don't ever take any decision (action) when you're 'angry or hungry'. Esau in the BIBLE took an acute decision that he begrudged all his entire life because he made that choice when he was vulnerably hungry.
  4. Learn to do the right things at the right time always, because that's the only way to be on the right track.
  5. Things done with cool head produces better result than things done under pressure.

  • Give a man food - love disturbance 
  • Teach a man how to cook - love peace
  • Give a man  fish and you feed him for a day.
  • Teach a man how to fish, and you feed him for life. Simple concept, right?  So, what's the problem?

Most people just want someone to bring them fishes every day.  Show someone how to put a worm on a hook.

In Aim Global we teach you how to catch fishes and become independent.


Imagine there is a bank that credits your account each morning with $86,400.

It carries over no balance from day to day. Every evening deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day.

What would you do?

Draw out every cent, of course!!! Each of us has such a bank. Its name is TIME.

Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off, as lost, whatever of this you have failed to invest to good purpose. It carries over no balance. It allows no overdraft. Each day it opens a new account for you. Each night it burns the remains of the day. If you fail to use the day’s deposits, the lost is yours.

There is no going back. There is no drawing against the “tomorrow”. You must live in the present on today’s deposits. Invest it so as to get from it the utmost in health, happiness and success.

The clock is running. Make the most of  today. Make good use of each day that come across your way because 'time' is irreversible even if it appears reprehensible in your eyes.

  • To realize the value of one year, ask a student who has failed his final exam.
  • To realize the value of one month, ask the parent of a premature baby.
  • To realize the value of one week, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper.
  • To realize the value of one day, ask a daily wage laborer who has a large family to feed.
  • To realize the value of one hour, ask lovers who are waiting to meet.
  • To realize the value of one minute, ask a person who has missed the train, the bus, or a plane.
  • To realize the value of one second, ask a person who has survived an accident.
  • To realize the value of one millisecond, ask the person who has won a silver medal at the Olympics.

Treasure every moment that you have. And treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time. And remember that time waits for no one!