Wednesday, May 6, 2009
The Story of a Butterfly
Today, I managed to wake up early and did mt Subuh prayer at the mosque thx to Brother Aidid who woke me up. After the prayer, like always, there will be a tazkirah (a session for people to give good advice and reminders to other people).
Today, the person presenting the tazkirah is Brother Aidid.
Here is a summary of what he said:
Imagine that one day, a person walked and saw a tree in front of him. At that tree, he saw a cocoon where a beautiful butterfly is about to emerge. The person went nearer to the cocoon have a closer look. He saw that the butterfly is trying very hard to break free from the cocoon. Feeling sympathetic to it, he went into his room and brought out a scissor to cut open the cocoon in order to cut the cocoon to make it easier for the butterfly to escape from it. So he cut the cocoon and the butterfly was able to break free easily and started to fly. However, after a few seconds, the butterfly fell and couldn't get back up to fly because its wing is too weak. Even though the intention of the person is good, his action has made the butterfly weak and unable to fly.
Now what does this story tells us??
That we shouldn't help people when they are in need of our help??
No, that is not the morale of this story. What I learnt from this story is that challenges and difficulties in life are very crucial in our lives. Everyone must have experienced failure. We feel depressed and weak when we are unable to achieve something. However, we must always realize that each and every failure will make stronger and better. A person who fails but then managed to rise and start all over again is a person who will succeed in life. This is because that person will now be able to learn from the mistakes that he did. This makes him a better person than he was before.
In life, we must always face these challenges and never give up. There is no shortcut to it. We must give it our best or else we will regret it in the future. Either we fail or succeed is another story. As a student, one of the most important exams in my life is just around the corner. This will determine my future. That's why I have promised myself to never give up no matter how hard the subject is and I hope that all my friends out there will feel the same way.
All the best in your life!!!