Monday, August 9, 2010

The Ant Philosophy

I think everybody should study ants. They have an amazing four-part philosophy, and here is the first part:

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.

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 are gathering in 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.

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.

And here's the last part of the ant philosophy. How much will an ant gather during the summer to prepare for the winter? All that he possibly can.
What an incredible philosophy, the "all-that-you-possibly-can" philosophy.

Wow, what a great philosophy to have - the ant philosophy.
Never give up, look ahead, stay positive and do all you can.



  1. i should consider myself lucky in that case, i hav plenty of opportunity of study these creatures as they practically liv in my room n their "never say die" attitude has left me out of ways 2 get them 2 find a new residence

  2. Nice observations.
    i have done similar observations upon ants while sitting in boring lectures so i was quite intrigued by this. :P


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