Sometimes living in the present is pleasant but doesn’t leave much of a legacy (ant #1).
Sometimes working hard causes stress and feels yucky in the moment, but produces pretty jewel-droppings for the future (ant #2).
It’s up to every individual to decide how much legacy-building and how much present-living they want to do. Working hard and producing a legacy doesn’t have to be stressful, but sometimes it is. For the past few years, I have been studying for tests 99.5% of my days. Today was one of those rare 0.5% of days when I just relaxed, and posted this comic. It sure feels good to be ant #1 right now.