I don’t disagree.
Most ants develop in a symbiosis with their environment, and the cycles of plants and other organisms evolve in parallel.
I’d argue that ants, when taken out of their natural habitat, act the same way as humans. Take a colony and transplant it to a new environment, and they either die off, or explode (like fire ants), or find a balance.
Our ideas and technology have outpaced our environment — we need to rewire our brains (memes?) to create the reciprocal system nature doesn’t provide.