As I was listening to Rush today I was looking at my children’s ant farm. Its one of those new ones with gel instead of dirt. The problem with these is, their food is in the gel, so they have all the food they need.
Looking at the farm, behind it was a picture of one with dirt and in the tunnels all over the place with ants working and moving eggs and just a lot of activity and growth. This is what I remember as a child with my ant farms.
As I looked back at the gel farm, out of 25 ants in this one, 2 were digging in 2 different tunnels just 2 inches long, and a couple were trying to get out of the farm. The rest of the ants were laying around on the surface doing nothing.
My conclusion was, watching the dirt farm, they were alive and industrious, while looking at the gel farm my conclusion is they are dying and we will be throwing it away soon.
I don’t think anyone wants a gel life, I say give me dirt!
When there is no incentive in life there is no growth. In our society we have several descriptions for those with no incentive to grow or prosper, but our nation is founded on hard work and prosperity in all facets of our lives. Again I choose Dirt!