It seems more and more we have Grasshoppers in our circle of friends or family, if you know the Fable then you know what I am saying, if you don’t know the Fable I will summarize it here for you……The fable describes how a hungry grasshopper begs for food from an ant when winter comes and is refused. The situation sums up moral lessons about the virtues of hard work and planning for the future.
A Grasshopper that has spent the summer singing while the Ant has worked to store up food for winter. When that season arrives, the grasshopper finds itself dying of hunger and begs the ant for food. Maybe the Grasshopper wasn’t playing the Fiddle and Dancing but instead just spending money like a drunken sailor, all those mini vacations during Summer, those Annual Passes to Disneyland, nice Restaurants, Hotels, or maybe it was just Party – Party – Party with Booze and Drugs, one way or another they are broke, Winter is around the corner and they look towards you to help them out….
After all you’ve worked hard and saved your money and if you don’t help them they might get kicked out on the street and freeze to death, their life is in your hands or should I say in your check book, society has pushed this attitude more and more, with Bail-Outs etc…and now down to the Family unit. There are those who can smell your weakness, sense your willingness to help and depend on you to pull them out, after all, you are a Ant, you worked, you saved and you will feel a huge burden of guilt if you turn them down.. it’s a great Fable and even reaches into the Bible…. Winter is around the corner and the Grasshoppers are out in abundance looking for their yearly handout.. Good Luck ! — My Font size went crazy on this post but oh well.. squint your eyes a little..LOL