This story forces us to slow down, to engage. The story’s national culture is one of steadiness – the tortoise success story.* This national culture does as well. Age often forces people to slow down and “smell the flowers.” Wise cultures take time to embrace the elderly because they, indeed, have much to teach us. We would be brash and foolish to rush by an “open book” that can teach much.
In analyzing Kin’s behaviors and thinking, what can be learned about life? Can you provide four behaviors and four life attitudes that Kin exhibits. Offer a brief, factual explication with detail from the story.