The Ant, the grasshopper and your Life

In a field one summer’s day a Grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing to its heart’s content. An Ant passed by, bearing along with great toil an ear of corn he was taking to the nest.”Hey Bro, whatcha doing?” said the Grasshopper,
“I am helping to lay up food for the winter,” said the Ant, “and recommend you to do the same.”
“Awww, no man, come look how beautiful the sun is man, the weather was never so perfect,” the Grasshopper stomped around, dancing and prancing on the trees, “Let us play a bit.”
“Filthy little man, he will know what it is when the winter comes,” said the Ant.
“Why bother about winter, bro?” said the Grasshopper, “we have got plenty of food at present. Plus we can enjoy the weather, it may never be the same”
And the Grasshopper sang and danced on the trees, enjoyed the breezed and ate his stomach full.
But the Ant went on its way and continued its toil. He collected a heap of food grains and supplies for the winter. He also collected plenty of water to drink so she won’t starve in the winter.
When the winter came the Grasshopper had no food, and found itself dying of hunger, while it saw the ants distributing every day corn and grain from the stores they had collected in the summer.
The ant came towards the grass hopper munching the corn and said, “Now you know, buddy, why it is so important…I worked hard the whole summer and hence I can rest now”
“Aww.. no man,” the grasshopper replied, “You don’t know what have you missed in your hard toil was the fun and enjoyment. You worked hard all the way to your summer, starving and reserving food for this day, but what you really missed was the day I enjoyed myself, drank merrily and sang the song, summer of ‘69 in the woods. Now today, I am dying, not due to hunger but my time is up, I enjoyed the life I lived, even if it was one summer. You on the other hand, my dear little friend, you worried about your future and spoiled your summer. Now, you will worry about rains and start toiling again, in the rains you will start fortifying the house and so the cycle will continue.
Live the time you have now, bro, or you will end up on your death bed, frustrated, tired and with mid-life crisis. You have not enjoyed now, you will never enjoy ever.
I have lived a small yet great life, you on the other hand, will live prolong but miserable life. Choose your life.’
The ant realized his mistake but then, the false ego  cropped in and it went back and told his kids, the story of the miserable grasshopper who realized its mistake on the death bed.
The ant died the next day, when the elephant accidentally crushed her house. It was not even covered in insurance. All his life was a waste.
True Story.
Moral of the story: Even if you have to live one summer, enjoy the season, it is much better than living 10 seasons and not enjoying any of them

8 comments

  1. Wow great ending. I believe in the message conveyed through this story. :)

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  2. legen-wait for it-dary....must say i never followed ur blog...but its a helluva blog man...nice!!

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  3. I believe you ;) I got bitch-slapped{mentally} for telling this to my dad ;) :D

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  4. grasshopper story revisited :P i agree with everything you said... coz right now I am the ant toiling hard :P

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  5. Nice post sid,
    and an equally good post-a-comment message .
    Loved it :)

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  6. don't take life seriously none gets out alive anyways

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  7. Inspiring Bro!

    I have a dedicated a tale for you.. Do visit my blog and add glory to my blog..

    --Someone Is Special--

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