In a World Full of Caterpillars, Be a Butterfly
– Zainab Gohar
The world defines stereotype as “a well-known idea or image of a person or an idea that is held by a number of people” . Stereotype is not a mere term. It is a way of thinking which represents the narrow and shallow approach of the society towards mortals. Breaking stereotypes is not an easy task. We should learn not to judge and prejudge about people because of what we think they should be like. It takes whole lot of courage to break the perennial chains of moth -eaten, stereotypical thinking wrapped around us.
Death of the caterpillar is birth of the butterfly. The time requires every individual to become a butterfly. To live care –free, independent and happy like a butterfly , a person must break these chains like the butterfly breaks out of the chrysalis and finally becomes visible in all its glory. Every single individual must embrace his inner strength like the vibrant colors of a butterfly.
Drainage of negativity , conservative approach and rigidity from the society is the need of time. The society is deprived of rationality and acceptance. To embrace the flaws of others is considered as a sign of timid approach which is just wrong. Negative thoughts and feelings are deeply rooted in our society.
These negative thoughts and feelings are the toxic brew we simmer in that evaporates positivity and social acceptance over time. The longer we simmer in this brew, the more potent it becomes.