The Taiwanese Turtle
The Betel Nuts
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Once upon a time on the Island of Taiwan …
A turtle had a happy life living in a green and orange
rugged field, eating lettuce and carrots.
One day, the turtle went for a walk when a truck full of betel nuts
passed by and accidently spilled some betel nuts onto the road.
The turtle chewed the first betel nut. It had a
bitter taste but he liked it.
So he ate the 2nd And the 3rd And the 4th
And the 5th And the 6th And the 7th And the 8th
At night he couldn’t sleep, he kept walking down that road and some say
that even today he is still walking the roads of Taiwan.
So if you ever make it to Taiwan, you might see that turtle walking down
the road chewing betel nuts thrown at him by passing truck drivers.
A special note: If you ever
see him, please send me a
You could recognize him by
his red colored lips.
The Moral：“Who is a Hero? This turtle couldn’t overcome his desires.
What about you? Can you restrain your desires? Delay gratification?
The answer：“Who is a Hero?
He who conquers his desire!”
“ Wait! Wait! Wait! Is this how you wish your life to end?
Eating betel nuts thrown at you by passing by Truck drivers? ”
Another version of the story tells that a voice was heard calling
at the turtle from between the bushes saying ‘be somebody’.
Apparently that turtle took it to his heart and decided to be
somebody and from that day on he has been teaching kids
all around Taiwan to be the best they can be.
It is still unclear what it was that called at him. Maybe his friend,
maybe his mother or maybe it was his inner voice.
What we know for sure is that he never tasted betel nuts again.
All roads start with the human heart, and when walking along these
roads, always remember of this turtle that overcame his desires.
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remain for eternity. There is nothing
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“Who is a Hero? He who conquers his desire!”
This turtle became a symbol of Heroism for many in Taiwan as he managed to
overcome his desires. What about you?
Can you restrain your desires? Delay gratification?
A classic Jewish motto expresses the importance of keeping urges under
control, overcoming impulse, educating our emotions. It is not about military
wins, and it is not about occupying a city. As a hero is the one who wins over
himself. Overcome his own impulses and feelings.
First I wish to say that impulse
and desire can be positive. It
makes us ambitious. And as
long it is not something that is
disturbing or hurtful of our
own or other’s happiness or
For example, if you have a
desire that is dominating your
thoughts such as: you want
more and more chocolate, you
want to play just one more
game, you want to watch a little
more television, you stand in
line, and really want to be first,
you’re angry at someone and
want to curse and beat him.
How to act? Can you conquer
yourself and your wants?
We enter the world with desires to
receive, to fill ourselves, to
understand better the world, to
master the world, to master faith and
make it all better for ourselves – we
have no other thoughts. All of our
desires are truly to enjoy life and in
any way we look at it – this is how we
Sometimes in life, free ‘betel nuts’ are
thrown at us, but the truth is that
nothing is given easily and therefore
we must teach ourselves alone of how
to reach all of those desires, passions
and wishes of fulfillment and the start
is by GIVING, this is how to start the
process of RECEIVING.
Thanks and playful regards
How To Be a Hero?
Make a list of the days in the week and write down good things
that you do each day.
It can be a good thought you had for someone,
Something nice you said to someone,
Something good you did for somebody else.
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
and I love
Today I told
he is cool
I want to
be a super