Chika and Chuba were good friends. Chika was naturally brilliant and didn’t take long to understand things, but Chuba was somewhat different. He had to study and also have friends explain to him a few times before he understood certain things. However, one trait made him stand out; he was relentless and always willing to work hard. Chika would often tease him, yet he wouldn’t mind and still ask Chika to explain things to him.
One day there was a new program organized by the governor’s office. He had instituted a price for anyone who came out tops in each regional school in the next exams. This was communicated to the boys’ school and other schools around.
When they heard about it, they were all excited. But the difference between Chuba and the others was that he set himself a target and worked constantly towards it, while the other brilliant boys including Chika just felt it was going to be business as usual. They didn’t put in any extra effort, confident in their ability and retentive memory.
Eventually it would end up a tight race but Chuba came out on top, and all of the hard work paid off. The moral of the story is that hard work beats talent, when talent doesn’t work hard enough.
It is the same thing in Monopoly, no matter how good you are, you still have to negotiate well to get the best deals, else you might lose to someone else even if they are not as good as you.