It’s not an easy place to be.
The caterpillar invests a lot of time and energy in that role: avoiding birds, spiderwebs, and soles of shoes. Yet the reward for being a successful caterpillar is to make your own tiny tomb, enter it, and emerge on wings.
You and I know that butterflies are worthwhile, because we’ve seen hundreds of them.
But imagine, for a moment, being the caterpillar going into metamorphosis.