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The Ant Philosophy

20 Nov

Each minute of our life is a lesson but most of us fail to read it. I thought I would just add my daily lessons & the lessons that I learned by seeing the people around here. So it may be useful for you and as memories for me…….

The article was written by munn@prawin…

Please remember that I’m an everyday, average person who loves every being & respects every life and is trying to the best with what I’ve been given. I’m not an orator or a narrator. I’m only posting my reflections on the lessons I learned from my life.

In the early morning, when I am preparing my coffee, I observed few ants gathered at my coffee cup. While observing them, I got few points in my mind which I would like to share to you all…

I found myself interest in the lives of those little powerhouses, and soon enjoyed not only feeding, watching and caring for them, but learning from them as well.

Here are a few of the things I picked up from those tiny fellows, and how those lessons can be applied or molded to fit our personal financial lives.

Ants never quit. That’s a good philosophy. If they’re headed somewhere and you try to stop them, they’ll look for another way. They’ll climb over. They’ll climb under. They’ll climb around. They keep looking for another way. What a neat philosophy-to never quit looking for a way to get where you’re supposed to go.

Lesson: To never quit looking for a way to get where you’re supposed to go.

Work First, Play…Never? I know that a bug’s capacity for play is limited, and I knew going in that ants had a heck of a work ethic, but these little guys’ were ridiculous…they never stopped working except to sleep. I mean, I’m all for work getting your work out of the way first, but these ants took it to a whole new level. They’d just work, work, work.

Lesson: Work…Enjoy the work

Ants think winter all summer. That’s an important perspective. You can’t be so naive as to think summer will last forever. So ants gather their winter food in the middle of summer.

An ancient story says, “Don’t build your house on the sand in the summer.” Why do we need that advice? Because it is important to think ahead. In the summer, you’ve got to think storm. You’ve got to think rocks as you enjoy the sand and sun.

Lesson: It is important to be realistic. Think ahead.

Working as a Team:

It is incredible just how much teamwork can take place with creatures that don’t speak to one another.

While each ant in the colony seems to know his role, we as humans often find ourselves not knowing exactly how to help ourselves or each other in families of much smaller proportions. it is similarly important inside human families for us to understand our roles by talking to and listening to one another and determining just how we can each contribute best to the family finances and pull our weight accordingly.

Ants think summer all winter. That is so important. During the winter, ants remind themselves, “This won’t last long; we’ll soon be out of here.” And the first warm day, the ants are out. If it turns cold again, they’ll dive back down, but then they come out the first warm day. They can’t wait to get out.

Lesson: Stay positive at all times.

Do all-you-possibly-can.How much will an ant gather during the summer to prepare for the winter? All he possibly can. What an incredible philosophy, the “all-you-possibly-can” philosophy.

Lesson: Do all you can….and more!

Nobody Tells the Ants to Be Prepared: We need to look towards the future, while keeping an eye on the present. If we live too much in the present, while ignoring the future, we run the risk of abusing credit cards to satisfy our every whim. Then we will be in big financial trouble in the future.

If we live too much for the future, we risk not appreciating the present. If we work too much, we miss out on our children’s lives. That’s not OK either.

The ants are balanced. They eat what they need today. They eat enough to get them through the winter. But they don’t eat too much. If they didn’t eat enough today, they’d die. If they gorged themselves on too much food, they’d explode. The find the perfect balance. And that’s what we need to do too.

Ant’s Philosophy

Never Give Up, Look Ahead Stay Positive, Do All You Can, Be faithful, even to the point of death, hose who live should no longer live for themselves, Live for Others, Always be prepared.

@  This collection is sure to energize your nerves, brighten up your face with a smile, lighten up your confused mind and let u ponder and think upon the subtleties and intricacies of the enigma called life.

@ Someone somewhere thinks of ur smile n while thinking of u says life is worthwhile. So whenever u r lonely remember it’s true, someone somewhere is alive b’coz of u..

Please feel free to share your story and any lessons you learned, you experienced , you came across in your life in the comments below.

 
2 Comments

Posted by on November 20, 2012 in Experiences of Life.

 

2 responses to “The Ant Philosophy

  1. vijaya

    November 20, 2012 at 6:04 am

    Good Old lessons that we forget often in practice 🙂 Yet No bad time to treat our senses again!

     
  2. smarani

    February 26, 2013 at 7:02 am

    it is true

     

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