When Tiffany, Bonnie, and I were younger we were watching "A Bug's Life" one day, saw this scene, and nearly died laughing. We still quote it to this day.
Today in class, when we were talking about insects, it popped into my head. Insects have a lack of individuality and an inability to make conscious choices. When the leaf falls in front of the ant's path, he does not know how to go around or over the leaf. He is unable to make a decision because he is programmed to walk in a straight line and bring the food he is carrying to the food pile.
Although the Underground Man argues that being overly conscious is a disease, I think that not being able to make conscious decisions is worse. If we were just programmed to act one way and weren't able to respond to problems or make choices for ourself, like the ant in "A Bug's Life", life would be pretty boring and horrible. One of the things that make people great is our individuality, and if we were all programmed at birth to act the same, stay in a line, and bring our food to the food pile, we would loose all of what makes human-kind great.