There is a famous story about Robert the Bruce, King of the Scots. The story begins in a cave when Robert was very tired and disheartened. He sits and he watches a little spider making a web. The spider is struggling with its web and keeps falling down. The spider tries and tries and tries again. In the end the spider succeeds and completes its web. Robert the Bruce took comfort from the spider and decided he must keep trying. So in the end Robert succeeds with his plans and wins his battles - all because of the little spider.
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Discuss these questions with a friend or colleague
- Have you ever had to try something a few times before succeeding?
- Do you think it's a good philosophy to have in life?
- Is there a story from your country that has a similar moral?
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