Struggle

 

Trials in life can be tragedies or triumphs, depending on how we handle them. Triumphs don’t come without effort. 

A biology teacher was teaching his students how a caterpillar turns into a butterfly. The teacher told the students that in the next couple of hours, the butterfly would struggle to come out of the cocoon, but no one should help the butterfly. Then the teacher left the room. The students were waiting and it happened. The butterfly struggled to get out of the cocoon, and one of the students took pity on it and decided to help the butterfly out of the cocoon against the device of his teacher. He broke down the cocoon to help the butterfly so it didn’t have to struggle anymore. But shortly afterwards, the butterfly died.

butterfly struggle

The teacher return and ask what happened. He explained to his student that by helping the butterfly, he had actually killed it because it is a law of nature, that the struggle to come out of the cocoon actually helps develop and strengthen its wings. The boy had deprived the butterfly of its struggle and the butterfly died.

Apply the same principle to our lives. There is nothing worthwhile in life without a struggle.

6 replies
  1. J.Kulisap
    J.Kulisap says:

    Pwede ba ang Pilipinong wika dito?
    May mga bagay o pangyayaring hindi dapat pinipilit para matikman ang tagumpay sapagkat maaring may nilalabag.
    Anupaman, tamang sa bawat pagharap natin sa ating buhay, dapat matuto tayong tumanggap ng kabiguan, at magbahagi ng tagumpay.
    Hindi lahat madali pero pasasaan ba't kung nais ay may paraan naman.Masasaktan pero matututo.
    Salamat sa pagdalaw sa aking bahay kubo, kung saan naroon ang iyong kayumangging damdamin.

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    • dlysen
      dlysen says:

      Isang karangalan ang pagdalaw mo sa aking bahay. Malugud kitang tinatangap at pinapasalamatan. Isang tunay na kayumanging damdamin ang magbigay ng pasasalamat at magbalik ng karangalan sa nagdulut nito.

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  2. Marlene
    Marlene says:

    This is scientifically true. I saw a documentary on tv that showed how the butterfly struggled to get out of the cocoon. Struggling is part of the process.

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