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Kindness Is The Key A boy found a turtle and started to examine it, but the turtle pulled its head and legs into its shell. The boy was upset and picked up a stick to try and pry it open. The boy’s uncle saw this and remarked, “No, that’s not the way! You’ll never get it to open up with a stick. In fact, you may harm the turtle.” The uncle took the turtle into the house and set it near the fireplace. In just a few minutes, the turtle began to get warm. It pushed out its head, then stretched out its legs and began to crawl. “Turtles are like that,” said the uncle, “and people, too. You can’t force them into anything. But if you first warm them up with some real kindness, more than likely they will respond to you.”