There is a well-known fable from Aesop concerning an ant and a grasshopper. You may have heard of it:
One fine summer day, a grasshopper was hopping about, happily chirping along without a care in the world. An ant passed by, bearing a large ear of corn to its nest.
As the grasshopper continued singing and dancing, it watched the ant scurry back and forth, carrying large burdens on its back. The grasshopper couldn’t understand why the ant would toil on such a beautiful day.
The grasshopper teasingly asked the ant, “Why not come and sing with me, instead of working so hard?”