General You guys think we can learn anything from this? <3 xo by FarahLajeenNourAlDeen 3/9/2019 written by FarahLajeenNourAlDeen 3/9/2019 14 comments 0 Email Related posts I’m so tired 9/22/2021 I know it’s my fault 9/22/2021 tired 9/21/2021 Remote Viewing… 9/21/2021 Feels like a watershed moment 9/21/2021 kill me 9/21/2021 update 9/20/2021 i’m done 9/20/2021 Bullshit 9/20/2021 What if I’m not the problem? 9/19/2021 14 comments Once 3/9/2019 - 10:40 am Hi Farah, it’s been a while since I’ve seen you here! My take on the ant show? Life is about perseverence, overcoming obstacles, sometimes burying yourself in the sand to hide from them. Life is about timely decisions and wisdom, or lack of it. Life is about lying in wait and causing death in order to survive. It is “Life 101”, a fact we tend to hide from and to fear. In order to live, there must be death. Death is ingenious and clever, but so also is survival. Survival is a struggle. Survival is not easy. Survival is sometimes a narrow escape, but when you’re scrambling to survive and you make it out of the pit, well, that’s a good day. Onward and upward, but you’re guaranteed to walk right into another pit at some point. On a side note, I actually cheered when that stupid ant made it out of the pit. This is a very disturbing video! Log in to Reply FarahLajeenNourAlDeen 3/10/2019 - 7:44 am hey there Once 🙂 yeah, this masters i’m doing turned out to be much more time demanding than i ever thought it would be :/ i miss this place a lot & i miss you guys too Thank You for your reflection 🙂 certainly on target but also the lessons learnt from the Antlion’s perspective is very enlightening to me, i only saw it as the “bad guy” here & was more focused on the cute ant 😀 you’re absolutely right! Log in to Reply Tellmewhy 3/9/2019 - 10:58 am Hi Farah, how are you doing? Log in to Reply FarahLajeenNourAlDeen 3/10/2019 - 7:47 am heyyy Rob 🙂 i’m good mate how are Youuuu 🙂 ? saw that post after mine… doesn’t look okay :/ think we could talk about it ? <3 will write you there okay Log in to Reply rivets 3/9/2019 - 11:58 am If you’re ever an ant in the Namib desert, make sure you avoid strange conical depressions in the sand, and also, start walking east to find some nice lake to live by. Log in to Reply a1957 3/9/2019 - 12:54 pm Advice that I have taken to heart. Log in to Reply a1957 3/9/2019 - 1:57 pm And by all means, if one encounters a scone along the journey, do take a break to enjoy it. Log in to Reply FarahLajeenNourAlDeen 3/10/2019 - 7:48 am 😀 😀 😀 can’t stop laughing 😀 Log in to Reply a1957 3/9/2019 - 12:51 pm Wow. The parallels to our existence are there. My take aways are: 1. Keep watching for cones. 2. Keep learning the cone innovations. 3. Expect to escape. 4. Rigorous attention to 1 and 2 lessens the need to use 3. Log in to Reply FarahLajeenNourAlDeen 3/10/2019 - 7:51 am Super Well Written Sir like an Awesome Pilot 😉 Good Strategy ! 🙂 Log in to Reply FarahLajeenNourAlDeen 3/10/2019 - 7:53 am oh there’s supposed to be: “brief & to the point” between “Sir” & “like” 😀 Log in to Reply FarahLajeenNourAlDeen 3/10/2019 - 7:36 am 😀 😀 😀 You guys are as hilarious as ever 🙂 <3 well my take is if this seemingly "poor" "powerless" "helpless" little ant can "fall into" a situation where it's bitten poisoned trapped in between huge merciless fangs of some horrifying monster twice its size with absolutely no intention but to end its life & be brutally bashed into the ground &, metaphorically speaking, have all its pride taken away from it at that moment then manages to slip away only to have giant boulders rain down at it from the sky & S T I L L after all this through all this keeps hope that it can get out holds on to the intention to keep on trying till it's very last breath gather the courage to not give up No Matter What that teeny tiny little thing we so mindlessly pass over [& perhaps "on"] everyday without even noticing it that miniature creature shows us here a level of fortitude & perseverance that we could only aspire to reach who of us reduced to that size put in that situation with those proportions would not give up out of fear out of fatigue out of hopelessness the grim-looking odds but that little ant didn't that little ant did not give up on its life & it just tells you something far beyond bravery or courage i mean it's not only the concept of if an "ant" can do "this" get through "this" then most most certainly we too can & if an "ant" could hold on to hope & not give up in a situation as dark as this then most most certainly we too should hold on & we too should not give up yes these are important but they're not the only two there because in what i find so endearingly more important there's this to see & learn: if an "ant" who we could so dismissively see as merely a clone a disposable easily replaceable "thing" whose job & function could simply be taken over & performed by any of the other hundred or thousand members in its colony can value its own life & existence & potential & role enough to actually see it within itself a must to survive & not an option to quit or give up on itself no matter how hard it gets if an "ant" can see itself this way how should "we" see ourselves … food for thought love You all guys <3 Log in to Reply a1957 3/10/2019 - 2:04 pm It seems we have arrived at the same conclusion. One reason why this “ant” is still alive is to care for the needs of other “ants”. The ant in the video would have been responsible for some of the things that mean life or death both to the larvae in the nest and all the grown ants too. Things like cleaning and feeding the larvae, defending the nest, bringing in the food, farming some of the food (no kidding), cleaning the nest, and depending on the species, a whole host of other tasks that could surprise most of us when we see just how much these communities mirror our own. You brought a smile to my face with your kind words. Oh yes, I have been to college, housed a college student, and tutored one college student for some years, so yes, I have seen college take far more energy that one might have expected. So though for my own pains ending I would like a quick death, I can do nothing of the kind at this time. This “ant” is needed. For a long time I thought other “ants” would just step up and take my place after I made my milliseconds long departure but they hardly will, or might not. Can’t leave the duties I have to risk. There is plenty of work for this “ant” anyways. Too late for this “ant” to become insignificant, if he ever was. In fact for years I was certain I had no specific personal significance and had one helluva itchy trigger finger. Oh well, gotta see if I can overcome the poison, heal the wounds a bit, and try to keep the “nest” functioning while yet others try to destroy the lives of the ones I love. Argh. Thanks for your words by the way. Log in to Reply FarahLajeenNourAlDeen 3/30/2019 - 2:21 pm <3 <3 <3 🙂 read it the same day was just dragged around by other things & completely forgot i still hadn't replied you brought a broad lasting smile to my face too 🙂 Most Most Welcome & All the Best Captain 😉 Keep Up the Great Work of Being Here <3 Log in to Reply Leave a Comment Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Subscribe to comments: Don't subscribe All Replies to my comments Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.