Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider
her ways and be wise, Which, having no captain, Overseer or ruler, Provides her supplies in the summer, And
gathers her food in the harvest.
How long will you slumber, O sluggard? When will you rise
from your sleep? Proverbs
In the world of insects, ants are probably
the most successful; they are found in nearly all continents. Their
relationships in the colony is referred to as eusocial, this is a situation
where members of various castes have unique distinguishing abilities which the
others have lost entirely.
Ants are focused and persistent; if you
try to put a barrier along their path, they climb over or go round or under the
barrier. They’ll find another way or they’ll keep trying even if they die; ants
never give up.
They think winter in summer; Ants don’t
take time off to enjoy the sunshine, all summer they prepare for the winter.
They know they have no autonomy over the seasons; they are always thinking of
tomorrow. Maximise the opportunities of every season, it’s time sensitive.
By instinct, ants work hard every day,
you’ve probably never seen an idle ant,
it’s either on a trip or returning. Diligence in the ant kingdom is
unquestionable; they are not plagued with procrastination. The situation where
I know what to do, but I’ll rather be doing something else.
Team efforts; when an ant finds a large
food item of interest, within short time fellow ants gather. Together they
commence the process of moving it. Together, Everyone Achieves More (TEAM).
Ants live in a eusocial colonies,
different castes have their unique abilities which the others don’t have, the
queen can only lay eggs, but the colony can only survive a few months if the
queen dies. The workers work and feed the colonies. The survival of the colony
is a communal responsibility.
While human beings are not eusocial, we
definitely work better when we complement one another; everyone has something
to contribute and our communities work better when we all work together.