Why honey bee is compared with geedy man?
Is honey bee greedy or selfless giver? Is people who amass wealth beyond their need and limits are real philanthropists of future? Have we ever understood the meaning of the word greed in its right ...
Is honey bee greedy or selfless giver? Is people who amass wealth beyond their need and limits are real philanthropists of future? Have we ever understood the meaning of the word greed in its right perspective?
Every bee hive will have innumerable number of worker bees who gathers nectar from various flowers and convert them as honey and store them in the hive. Always the production/accumulation of the honey will be several folds higher than the honey what the bees need for them. Why the bees should they waste their efforts and hard earnings (honey)? When we taste the honey, we always carry gratitude for the bees. Imagine, if the bees were not so greedy in accumulating the honey in their hive beyond their need, would we have the chance/luck to taste and have the honey so luxuriantly? Why bees are so greedy and could they achieve anything so great for themselves by being so greedy? If they were not greedy and had they not accumulated so much of honey, could man ever enjoy the delicacy of the honey?
What bees convey to man in deep sense? Is every greedy person is so inevitable and are doing a great service to mankind as a whole? Their greed is nothing but an act of philanthropy in concealed form, may be to the future? Our present effort for our future is indeed going to be a ‘present’ to some one in future. Who is greedy, the one who work for his/her need? Or the one who work for self? Or the one who is content with what he/she has? Or the one who celebrate with what he/or she has? Or the one who desire to work more and earn more than the need? Or the one who never be happy and contented with what he/she has? Or the one who heap achievements after achievements? Or the one who accumulate wealth and materials much beyond the need?
Who is greedy? The people who are highly incapable are greedy? People who accumulate beyond what they need are not and never be greedy? If the so called ‘greedy’ people are not there in the society, what would happen to the large population who loves to remain as consumers or parasites?
We may differ with the usage of the word ‘greed’ or ‘greedy’ to refer to those who run big industries and earn big money. But whether such an act is due to desire, passion or greed, the implied meaning is one and the same.
When you find some one you feel like calling greedy, remember, honey bee and their service to mankind. No greedy man has ever taken the wealth he or she had amassed when they retired from the world like honey bees never had taken the large volume of honey it had accumulated in the hive when it leave the world. Ultimately be it wealth or honey, are left to the future. One can fill his or her need only at the expense of some ones greed.
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Dr S Ranganathan, Director, ClinRise Derma Pvt., Ltd., Chennai