A man found a cocoon of a butterfly.
One day a small opening appeared. And he saw and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole.
Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gone as far as it could and it could go no further. So the man decided to help the butterfly.
He took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon. The butterfly then emerged easily. But it had a swollen body and small shriveled wings.
The man continued to watch the butterfly because he expected that at any moment, the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to support the body, which would contract in time.
Neither happened! In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings.
It was never able to fly.
What the man, in his kindness and haste, did not understand was that the restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the butterfly to get through the tiny opening were nature's way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon.
Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our lives.
If we went through our lives without any obstacles, it surely would cripple us. We would not be as strong as what we could have been.
And we certainly could never fly!
«-My Thinking Bot-»
Moral of the story:
Perhaps the experiences of those living enclosed inside their cocoon of auto complacency and who are looking for shortcuts to come out of their confinement in an easy way by flattering others more than necessary expecting something they need or want in return.
Perhaps their life experiences would be somewhat better and more satisfying if they only wait at least 17 years before emerge from their cocoon already well mature and without inferiority complexes to spend the rest of their short life just happily evolving, mating and singing until the last day of their existence. ¡That's the law of nature!