The spirited horse, which will try to win the race of its own accord, will run even faster if encouraged.
Woe to him who teaches men faster than they can learn.
When Edward Gibbon was writing about the fall of the Roman Empire in the late 18th century, he could argue that transportation hadn’t changed since ancient times. An imperial messenger on the Roman roads could get from Rome to London even faster in A.D. 100 than in 1750. But by 1850, and even more obviously today, all of that has changed.
If you fall behind, run faster. Never give up, never surrender, and rise up against the odds.