More years ago than I now care to remember (hint: L.B.J. was President), I was busily hurrying to complete a 6th grade math test. Why I was so frenzied that I eschewed all traditional forms of copy editing and fact checking, I can't recall. But I do remember what my teacher told me.

"William, (for some inexplicable reason no teacher up until the 10th grade ever referred to me as 'Bill'), if you rush through things, in the long run it'll end up costing you more time. Life is not a sprint but a marathon."

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