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When you think about the wisest creatures in the animal kingdom, turtles probably come toward the end of the list. They might seem lazy and disinterested, but owning a pet turtle can be a truly enlightening experience. Here are some of the most important life lessons having a pet turtle can offer. 

Slow and steady wins the race


Turtles don't take shortcuts. Their slow but deliberate movements show us that taking your time with a task will render the best results. 

 Go with the flow


Don't stress about forces outside of your control. Turtles know when to kick back and just let go for a little while. They'll go wherever the tide takes them.

There's no place like home 


 We all need some personal space from time to time. When things get a little too stressful, there's nothing wrong with taking a little 'me time' to unwind.

Leave your comfort zone


While the coziness of our living rooms can be hard to walk away from, turtles teach us that to experience life we need to get outside of our shell. 

Be happy with yourself


It's been 200 million years since turtles started roaming the earth and they haven't found much of a reason to change. Aside from getting a little smaller over time, turtles are just fine with the way they are. 

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