The old Aesop's Fable of "The Ant and The Grasshopper", "an ambivalent moral lesson about the virtues of hard work and planning for the future" is a lesson I learned many years ago.
I'm saddened to discover how many adults I know that never learned that lesson.
Envy does cause strange reactions in grasshoppers.
Haters...they are so hard to love.
Poor grasshopper, fancies themselves a victim, and they are, but of their own making.
Placing blame and anger on ants instead of themselves for not keeping their own shit together.
I live with a clear conscious.
I've been generous to many grasshoppers I know.
If only grasshoppers knew how to express appreciations, as well as they express their ungratefulness.
It saddens me but it's their loss, more than mine.
"The Grasshopper – La Cigale", 1870 Jules Joseph Lefebvre
This undeniably beautiful work references in its title Aesop’s fable of ‘The Grasshopper and the Ant’. As Art Werx put it, the painting “seemingly represents ‘The Grasshopper’ at the onset of autumn, realising the consequences of her careless frivolity”.
- from wikipedia