A caterpillar wanted to be a butterfly but his friends advised him to be him self.
Is It Enough to Be Your Self?
Short Fable Story: Little Butterfly
Once upon a time, small monarch caterpillar had a dream to be a beautiful butterfly. He had previously heard that every caterpillar had a chance to be butterfly.
In the morning, he told his dream to Red Ant.
“I want to be a butterfly,” Monarch Caterpillar said.
“Why?” Red Ant asked.
“I want to make this garden more beautiful. I want to help the plants by carrying their pollen to another plant. It will help them to make seeds and seeds will make plants. I want to be beautiful butterfly. I want to fly. I will add color to this garden and women will love to see me.”
“Are you kidding? You are just crawling animal. Crawling slowly is your destiny. Be your self! Don’t dream and wait the bird eats you,” Read Ant laughed at Monarch Caterpillar.
Monarch Caterpillar was disappointed with Red Ant’s response and then he moved to the other leave.
When he met Black Caterpillar, he told about his dream to be a butterfly.
“Be your self! To dream will disappoint you. I do not have parents and none told me that I can be butterfly. Just enjoy crawling. Don’t try anything. Don’t try to fly. You are not butterfly. The woman are afraid of you, caterpillar. Too much effort will disappoint you. Just be your self. Do not change anything.” Black Caterpillar gave advice to Monarch Caterpillar.
Monarch Caterpillar was too nice to debate Black Caterpillar. He chose to avoid confrontation. He moved to the other leave. He wanted to grow to be butterfly but when he saw himself, he saw a caterpillar. His friends’ advice made him think that to be a butterfly was not being himself. He had a dream to help the plant, make the garden more beautiful, and attract the women. He wanted to improve himself but on the other hand he wanted to be himself.
A green beautiful butterfly came to him. Green Butterfly was curious to know why Monarch Caterpillar was sad.
”Why are you so sad?” Green Butterfly asked.
“I wanted to be butterfly,” Monarch Caterpillar answered.
“Why do you want to be a butterfly?”
Monarch Caterpillar told his reason to be a butterfly and his friend advice about “being your self”.
”Your friends are right but being a caterpillar is not enough. You should be yourself but do not kill your dream. Don’t reject the opportunity to grow. To do nothing or be passive is not to be your self. “Green Butterfly explained.
“So, can I be a beautiful butterfly?”
“I was a caterpillar but I am a butterfly now. You have opportunity to be butterfly. Keep crawling and find sufficient food. Find the safe place to make chrysalis to protect your self and wait for the process. Believe that you can be a butterfly. Believe that you can fly. Be your best self.” Green Butterfly encouraged Monarch Caterpillar.
Green Butterfly explanation brought hope to Monarch Caterpillar.
“Grow better! Be your best self!” Green Butterfly said, flying to the big tree.
Day by day, Monarch Caterpillar were crawling and feeding. He tried hard to save himself from the predators. Once day, when he was ready to transform, He made protective shell and formed chrysalis. In chrysalis, he turned to be a handsome butterfly.
His dream comes true. He becomes Monarch Butterfly. He can fly. He makes the garden more beautiful. He becomes his best self. Be your best self!
This short fable story with moral is written by Mas Wahyu Didik alias YW Purnomosidhi, a blogger from Indonesia who loves fable stories.
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