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Bird's Eye Comic Strip Story 10: The Procrastinating Hummingbird

Description: An opportunity is presented to a hummingbird. However, the hummingbird continually puts off the chance to benefit from the spoils of its fortune. The delay results in a missed opportunity. This story reminds us that there is no time like the present.

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Here are different religious teachings about the moral of this story:

Taoism

Procrastination can be associated with dwelling on the past or worrying about the future. The Tao Te Ching encourages living in the present moment, as it is the only time where action can take place. By focusing on the "now," you may reduce procrastination caused by excessive rumination or anxiety.
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Scientology

Scientology encourages individuals to take responsibility for their own lives and actions. Procrastination may be viewed as a form of irresponsibility, and Scientologists may be guided to take active steps to overcome it. For example, setting and achieving goals.

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Rastafari

Rastafarianism promotes self-discipline and self-control as important aspects of leading a righteous and conscious life. Overcoming procrastination often requires discipline and a strong sense of personal responsibility.
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Philosophy

Virtue ethics, as promoted by philosophers like Aristotle and contemporary virtue ethicists, examines the role of virtues and vices in moral decision-making. Procrastination can be seen as a vice that hinders the development of virtues such as self-discipline and prudence.

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Judaism

Proverbs and other wisdom literature in the Hebrew Bible offer guidance on the value of hard work and industry. Procrastination may be seen as inconsistent with the principle of being diligent in one's work and responsibilities.-
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Islam

The Quran mentions the fleeting nature of time and life. It encourages believers not to squander their time or delay acts of goodness. In Surah Al-Asr (Chapter 103), it mentions the importance of time, stating that humanity is at loss except for those who believe, do righteous deeds, advise one another to truth and patience. This encourages believers not to procrastinate in doing good deeds.

Ifa

Ifa acknowledges the importance of divine timing and alignment with the natural and spiritual rhythms. Procrastination may be seen as a disruption of this alignment, and divination may offer guidance on the most opportune times to take action or make decisions.
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Hinduism

The Bhagavad Gita underscores the importance of fulfilling one's duty, or dharma, in life. Procrastination can be seen as a failure to fulfill one's duties and responsibilities in a timely manner.

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Christianity

"Procrastination is a thief of time as we all learned growing up." -- Archbishop John Holder

"4 Whoever observes the wind will not sow, and whoever regards the clouds will not reap." (Ecclesiastes 11:4 NRSVUE Bible)

Buddhism

The Tripitaka teaches the concept of impermanence, reminding individuals that life is fleeting and opportunities are limited. Procrastination can be seen as a disregard for the impermanent nature of life and a delay in addressing spiritual and moral concerns.

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Other religions are invited to join in and send their input.

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