Help is not always what people need


Butterfly laying eggsDon’t stop people from growing and learning

A boy saw a butterfly struggling to get out of its cocoon. He was so concerned he decided to help. He got scissors and rescued the butterfly by making the hole in the cocoon bigger. As the butterfly came out the boy was surprised. It had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings. The boy assumed that the butterfly would eventually fly, but it never did. It spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings. The butterfly’s struggle to push its way through the tiny opening of the cocoon pushes the fluid out of its body and into its wings. Without the struggle, the butterfly can never, ever fly. The boy’s good intentions hurt the butterfly.

P. S. Okay I “borrowed” this story from Vince Gowman – see full article

However I did take the picture of the mother butterfly laying eggs.


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