Most successful professionals agree that hard work has contributed to their success. Work hard, play hard. You hear it everywhere you go.
Baloney. Even nature lives by a different standard. Much discussed social behaviour of ants my come as a surprise according to a study in Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology.
Data: Charbonneau & Dornhaus, Behav Ecol Sociobiol 2015 2
To come to this conclusion, Daniel Charbonneau and Anna Dornhaus of the University of Arizona observed five ant colonies in their lab. Over two weeks, a camera recorded five minutes of action six times a day.
A study on ants disrupts the myth of diligence
Previous studies have shown that more than 50% of wasps, termites, and even bees fall in the mostly inactive category.