In 100 Words: No Strength Without Struggle

In 100 Words: No Strength Without Struggle

March 3rd, 2014 // 5:15 am @ Tanmay Vora // 3 Comments

The caterpillar was turning into a butterfly. In that biology lab, the teacher explained how butterfly struggles to break the cocoon as students curiously observed this metamorphosis. Before leaving the class, she urged students to just observe and not help the butterfly.

After a while, one of the students took pity on the struggling butterfly and broke the cocoon to help. But shortly afterwards, the butterfly died.

When the teacher returned, she saw what had happened. “Your help killed the butterfly. Struggle helps butterfly in developing and strengthening its wings,” she said.

“Our struggles are the source of our strength.”

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Also Read: Other 100 Word Parables

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Photograph by: Tanmay Vora, Butterfly in the Park


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3 Comments → “In 100 Words: No Strength Without Struggle”


  1. Venkk Sastry

    9 months ago

    We need to build our mental muscle by facing challenges head on.


  2. Carl

    9 months ago

    Tanmay, such a powerful metaphor – thank you for sharing. A lesson to remember when a friend or colleague comes to us for ‘help’.

    Best regards,
    Carl
    @SparktheAction


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