The Ant and the Grasshopper
Posted November 26, 2012on:
The ants were busy keeping the grains of wheat which they gathered round during summer to help them stay alive in freezing months of winter.
A weedy and drawn out grasshopper came to one of the ants. He was very hungry. Seeing the active ants, he asked for a handful of food from the Ants’ Food Store to save his life.
The ant who was in charge of the Store asked, “What were you doing during the summer while we all were collecting and saving the foodstuff, for the rainy days?”
The grasshopper replied recklessly, “Oh! I was also not resting. I was busy singing and wandering in forest all summer long.”
With the sneer the ant locking his grain door said, “Well! Since you sang all summer, it looks as though you have to dance all winter.”
Moral of the story: It is wise to save today for the needs of tomorrow.