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The Ant and the Grasshopper

Time is precious. How do you spend it?
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Ant and the Grasshopper discuss life skills and time management.
Aesop’s The Ant and the Grasshopper Short Film

On one windy autumn day, a family of ants were preparing their food in the bright sunlight when a malnourished grasshopper came hopping their way, begging for some food. Astonished and shocked, the ants asked the grasshopper why he needed food. Had he not saved up all summer? Regretfully, the grasshopper whined that he was too busy playing his fiddle and said the summer was gone before he knew it. The ants roll their eyes and turn their backs on the grasshopper, completely unamused and somewhat disappointed with his situation.

Within this story, you may wonder how the grasshopper might have acted if he had just saved food for winter. Like his experience with the ants, would he have turned away someone who didn’t save for the winter? He might have made this entire colony independent and prosperous and become a leader. But we will never know what could have happened if the grasshopper’s time management skills were improved.

Do we not share this issue with the grasshopper when push back homework or other obligations for later? However, once later comes, how often do we ignore our responsibilities and procrastinate?

Being the grasshopper, how can you better plan your time moving forward? How could this change your life? Just imagine.

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Mercedes Borjas
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