The awkward turtle

Celebrating the failings of a successful person

Turtle Philosophy


–   taken from Three Cups of Tea ,  the memoir of Chris Mortenson mountaineer and philanthropist

How to lose friends and alienate people: tell the truth

“A tree stands before you when there is no wind; in what way can a leaf on a lower branch touch a leaf on an upper branch? It’s impossible. But when the storm rises it all changes….and the two leaves touch.”

Smoke, Turgenev

Behold the turtle, he only makes progress when he sticks his neck out

– Conant, James B

Take a chance. One step at a time.


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