When the caterpillar develops into a butterfly, it needs to break out of its cocoon. If you saw a butterfly struggling to get out of it’s cocoon, what would you do? Would you get some scissors to cut a big hole in the cocoon so the butterfly could get out faster?
The struggle is an important process for the butterfly because this struggle pushes the fluid out of its body and into its wings. Then, the butterfly emerges out of the cocoon and is eventually able to fly.
Let’s say you got the scissors and made a big hole in the cocoon. The butterfly would have come out with a swollen body and small, shriveled wings. The problem is without the struggle of getting out of the cocoon, the butterfly’s wings won’t grow in size. A butterfly who doesn’t have to go through the struggle of breaking out of the cocoon never gets to fly. The swollen body won’t go away either.
There are going to be struggles that we all must undertake. However, each struggle will be ended when we emerge victorious out of our cocoons. However, if you’re relying on someone else to cut out a portion of your cocoon so you can get out quicker, you are preventing yourself from growing.