Ever wonder how a caterpillar turns into a butterfly?
Caterpillars go through a phase of metamorphosis that lasts for about two weeks. To the untrained eye, the final stages of evolving into a butterfly looks as if they are stuck and struggling to get out. Some people, through the kindness of their hearts, help the butterfly out its cocoon by breaking it open, only to find that the butterfly’s wings do not work. It cannot fly. All it can do at this point is crawl and most likely die an early death.
During the last stages of the cocoon phase, what looks like the butterfly is struggling is actually its way of strengthening its wings. When you help a butterfly out of its cocoon, you are taking away its opportunity of strengthening itself for the real world. You offered help when the best thing you could’ve done was to do nothing at all.
Something to think about.
by Jason Lam