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a year

Wolfgang the Ant tirelessly works at moving grapes around his colony, so his family can eat. One afternoon, a peculiar thought pops into his mind.

“Is there more to life than transporting grapes? I love my job, I’ve been the Top Mover for three weeks in a row. But, I’m unhappy,” Wolfgang thinks, remembering his grandfather’s tales of adventure.

In a stroke of courage, Wolfgang breaks free of his shackles of industry. He escapes the colony to live the life of a human: one of unadulterated pleasure and free thought.

Wolfgang is crushed to death by a raindrop.

Meanwhile, Henry the Ant tirelessly works at moving grapes around the colony...

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JADED JOEY (🙊5)
What's the moral? 1. And still he was free! 2. See, you better play your role! 3. Not always clear what to learn from a story, but if it makes you think it serves its purpose. 😊
|Pez|Author
I’m not sure there is a moral, but the purpose of the story was more of an observation. The world punishes the driven (yet untrained) free thinkers who want to change their way of life.
|Pez|Author
The story begs the reader to learn from poor little Wolfgang. You should prepare for your new way of life before acting on your pure passion, to keep yourself from getting mortally wounded (physically or emotionally). I suppose that’s the moral.
|Pez|Author
But, as the author, I don’t want to muddy the waters with my understanding of the story. I’d love to see other people’s interpretations.
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