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The Butterfly Story

The Butterfly Story

A butterfly as if breaks out of its Cocoon.

This story imparts the right kind of guidance not only to us, but also for our children. Let’s read on. 

A man, an avid Gardener saw a small Butterfly laying few eggs in one of the pots in his garden. Since that day he looked at the egg with ever growing curiosity and eagerness.

The egg started to move and shake a little. He was excited to see a new life coming up right in front of his eyes. He spent hours watching the egg now.

The egg started to expand and develop cracks. A tiny head and antennae started to come out ever so slowly. The man’s excitement knew no bounds.

He got his magnifying glasses and sat to watch the life and body of a pupa coming out. He saw the struggle of the tender pupa and couldn’t resist his urge to “HELP”.

He went and got a tender forceps to help the egg break, a nip here, a nip there to help the struggling life and the pupa was out. The man was ecstatic!

He waited now each day for the pupa to grow and fly like a beautiful butterfly, but alas that never happened. The larvae pupa had a oversized head and kept crawling along in the pot for the full 4 weeks and died!

Depressed the man went to his Entymologist (insect specialist) friend and asked the reason. His friend told him the struggle to break out of the egg helps the larvae to send blood to its wings and the head push helps the head to remain small so that the tender wings can support it thru its 4 week life cycle. In his eagerness to help, the man destroyed a beautiful life!

Struggles help all of us, that’s why a bit of effort goes a long way to develop our strength to face life’s difficulties!


In investing too one has to struggle through the initial tough years. Redeeming and giving up is like the forceps used to help break the egg and get the pupa out.

For wealth creation the struggle is a must. Your Financial Advisor will never ever use the forceps to relieve your struggle. On the contrary, like a good coach he or she will ensure that you continue your struggle because he knows the nature of the journey and the result of the struggle. Trust him or her and be patient with your Financial Advisor.

It takes more than 5 to 7 years to realize the beauty of investing. That’s quite a long journey of struggle. You therefore need a Financial Advisor who will not allow you to give up before you reach your goal.

Dharmendra Satapathy at NextLevel-Education