Why...

@rowantree (1190)
United States
May 2, 2007 3:09pm CST
do we associate butterflies with happiness? Now that you've thought about it, don't you think it's very odd? And don't you wonder just what's so great about being a butterfly that would make us humans associate them with happiness? So you have this caterpillar. Metamorphosis takes place and here's this butterfly. Does a butterfly ever wish it could go back to being a caterpillar? Does it ever miss clinging to a tree or crawling through the grass? Does it miss being solid and strong? What if a butterfly lives it's life being sad, wanting to be solid and not have to move around at the wind's whim? What makes a butterfly the icon of happiness?
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• Finland
3 May 07
I think main reason for that is because you see butterflies only on good weather. If it's raining you don't see them nor if it is very windy day. You see them mostly when sun is shining and weather is good. Sunshine and summer is good and happy things, so it is quite normal that you assosiate butterflies to happiness.
@rowantree (1190)
• United States
7 May 07
Ooh, good answer, happymoney!
• India
2 May 07
sure, why not! it is free, does what it want, helps others in the process - pollination of plants, is a subject of fantacy for the young minds, is coulourful and pretty and beautiful! represents life pretty closely - hold it tight and its gone for ever, love it and its always yours, sucks nector - the sweetest thing. what more do you want!