No Strength Without Struggle

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In a 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.”

Have you ever considered how your life struggles can actually help you?

I remember reading a great piece of wisdom: “part of identifying your life purpose is to identify your struggles and set backs.” From there, you can then feel actually prepared to ask yourself how to utilize this information in a way to help others.

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