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Unity: Learn it from Ants


Ants work in groups,
And achieve their goal in unity
Alas! Men lack this and fail

Let us have a look at the lives of ants.
There are a good number of lessons,
We the human beings can pick up from these insignificant creatures.
Though they fail sometimes in their attempts they never give up.
They try and try and try until they reach their task.
They gather their food in group in unity.
And preserve it for the rainy season.
These little creatures struggle to build their homes on earth.
But the giants of earth, we the human beings
quite often destroy it knowingly or unknowingly.
But they never give up and find a new place and re-build it.
But Alas! The humans most often fail miserably in their attempts
And get frustrated and leave the goal behind the way.
They attempt to do their things selfishly and try to carry it alone,
And utterly fail in many of their attempts.
They fail in their attempts mainly due to the lack of this unity.
In the Holy Bible, in the book of Proverb-
Solomon the wisest man ever lived on earth said, and I quote:
"Go to ant, thou sluggard;
Consider her ways and be wise
Which having no guide, overseer or ruler,
Provideth her meat in the summer,
And gathereth her food in the harvest." *1

And the wisest man again said:

"Four things on earth are small,
Yet they are extremely wise:
Ants are creatures of little strength,
Yet they store up their food in the summer" *2

The ants comes first in that list,
Though they are small in size they are wise.
And do their things wisely and reach their goal.
But, Alas!! We the human beings lack this "unity"
And we fail miserably in all our attempts.
Why can't we look at these little wise creatures
And pick up these precious lessons for our good.
Lets learn this and practice this in our daily life.

Source Reference:

*1 Proverb Chapter 6: verse 6 - 8 (King James Version Bible)
*2 Proverb Chapter 30:24- 25 (New International Version Bible)

Myrmecocystus (Honeypot) ants store food to prevent colony famine.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



efe's picture

a lesson indeed.

Hi, you are the first guy im reaching out to on this community..quite refreshing. we need to learn fro ants. They live such orderly lives.

pvariel's picture

Thanks a lot

Hi efe, thanks a lot. Nice to meet you here. Yes indeed we need to learn a lot from them.

busayo's picture

Yes, Unity

Unity is indeed what we need in this race because united we stand divided we fall. The are indeed united and they are able to achieve a lot. God will help us.

Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria

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