An honest man lived with his wife who loved butterflies and 2 children in a village of Cambodia. Every day the man goes to a park near his house. One day as he was sitting in his normal routine, he saw a butterfly cocoon where he saw only a small opening, where he got excited and started to observe the butterfly cocoon more intensely. A while passes by and the butterfly started to struggle more and more. The man decides to help the butterfly to get out of the cocoon as it’s been so many hours and the butterfly still is struggling, the man thought.
He decides to go and grab a pair of scissors and cuts the remaining cocoon, by doing this the butterfly easily gets out of the cocoon and drops down on the ground. He notices the Butterfly had bruises and a wing damaged, he decides to leave after being so glad that at least he has helped the butterfly but feeling sad for the butterfly for not being able to fly.
The man tells this story to his wife when he gets home. While his wife had an interest in butterflies, After listening to the man she replies ”you should have never thought of helping the butterfly
Despite the kind heart of the man, he didn’t understand that the restricting cocoon and the struggle needed by the butterfly to get itself through the small opening; were God’s way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings. To prepare itself for flying once it was out of the cocoon.
Due to his actions the butterfly was not able to fly ever again in his life.
Moral of the Story
When we go through struggle it develops our strengths, Without us going through struggle we can never achieve our goals. Sometime you must allow the struggle to help you develop a thick skin and prepare you to overcome obstacles. We should never reply or depend on anything as it would make a person expect something in return. Always remember, Never expect. Underpromise and Overcommit. Where in the situation of the Honest man, Although he was thinking of helping the butterfly, he actually made a lifelong problem for the butterfly, As now the butterfly cannot fly forever. Always choose to help others who deserve your help. And do think of the reactions, your actions might cause in the long run.