Rise of the Planet of the Ants

Have you looked at how ants operate? Have you stopped and observe the way that ants live and survive? They are complicated yet simple beings that work arduously to accomplish the task of surviving. They have a queen and workers. They carry leaves, pieces of food, and soil, heavier than themselves. They create monumental ant hills. Its almost as if they can create colonies and whole communities wherever they have the place and the opportunity. And if we happen to step on one of their ant hills and destroy it, they can rebuild it. How do ants compare to us, humans? Well, we also build colonies, we work to survive, we have a “queen” and the workers, and we can rebuild.  We also create systems that keep us alive such as governments and economy.  Wherever we can get a good spot, we build neighborhoods, cities, nations, and empires. We can do so much, but at the same time anything can simply destroy all of that, by an earthquake or tsunami, just like when we step on an ant hill.  Although we are great beings, we are also vulnerable. It might be a good idea to recognize that we are minute beings, just like our friends the ants.  We need to humble ourselves and be nicer to each other.   Looking at the big picture, we can realize that we are complicated beings, in the middle of an endless universe. Yet we fight over little things like the person who cut us off on the road, the noisy upstairs neighbor, the waiter who did not give us the right food, the boss who acts like a jerk, or the spouse that won’t lower the toilet seat.  Maybe we need to learn from the ants.

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