Once upon a time, there was once an eminently sensible earth pony named Clyde. This Clyde, though being an earth pony, was considered to be rather slow for his race.
One day, an irresponsible and arrogant earth pony named Hare came to him whilst he was attending his rock farm. “I am the fastest earth pony in the world,” he arrogantly exclaimed to Clyde. “And I've come here from far, and I have to say that you are the slowest pony I have ever seen.”
Clyde met him in the eyes. Were he not a sensible pony, he would feel insulted and taken Hare’s words as a challenge. As it was, Clyde simply nodded his head in agreement. “I am quite slow for an earth pony. And while I have not seen you run, I have no doubt that you are faster than I.”
Hare blinked in surprise, for he did not expect Clyde’s response. After a moment, he gathered his composure and nodded. “Indeed I am.”
There was a long moment of silence between the two, before Clyde, the sensible pony, said, “Say, since you have come here, do you want to join my family for dinner?”
Hare was surprised for a moment, briefly touched, but soon he nodded his head. “Of course, Clyde. I’ll be happy to.”
And thus, Hare participated in Clyde’s dinner. And though Hare was arrogant, and Clyde was sensible, they became rather good friends.
The moral of the story is: Most of the time, it's better to admit your own weakness.