Slow and steady wins the race at least we've been told as much. It seems that every time someone drops that cliche its followed by a reference to the tortoise and the hare. The fact of the matter is that the tortoise and the hare couldn't be further from the truth. Yes it true that in the telling of the story the rabbit loses because he is tired subsequently taking a nap and the tortoise creeps by to the win. The poignant portion of the story wasn't the fact that the moral of the story was that the rabbit lost, or that the tortoise won, nope not even close. What?