At the dog races, the rabbit is the animal picked to entice the greyhounds along. Speed certainly has its advantages but in this scenario I think I would rather be the turtle. In the world of the big dogs, rabbits better be fast.
But maybe it’s not necessary to race the big dogs to have a satisfying life. And frankly, the stress of that particular race doesn’t feel very satisfying when you look at the unhealthy coping strategies some people use to deal with it and the related illnesses they create such as addiction, heart disease, diabetes, etc.
Don’t overlook the turtle in the race. She’s still in it and at the end of it she still has her breath.