The Venus Fly trap fascinated Charles Darwin. Instead of extracting necessary nutrients from the soil like most plants, Dionaea muscipula evolved specialized leaves that allow it to draw its nutrients from live pray. The leaves very much resemble a mouth and kids love watching it eat whatever bugs they can find to feed it. Inside the plant's "mouth" are several tiny trigger hairs. 

        You may already know that when those hairs are touched more than twice (within a 20 minute window) the "mouth" closes on the unsuspecting insect that touched them. What you probably don't know, is that the "mouth" doesn't immediately close completely. In case the insect is tiny, and not worth the plant's resources, it can crawl out and the plant will soon open again to catch larger pray. The larger pray, however, doesn't have a chance of squeezing out. And as the insect moves around inside its new cage, its hits those triggers again and again, signaling the plant to close up tighter and tighter, until it is completely sealed, and the insect slowly gets digested.

Eek! What can we possibly take away from that?! 

        Well, if the insect were to be still for just a short amount of time, the trap would soon open and it would be able to fly off completely unharmed. Applied to us humans, when it feels like life has suddenly trapped us in what seems to be uncontrollable circumstances, remain calm. Panic will only make it worse. Take a deep breath and know that it won't stay this way. That trap door will open eventually, and you'll walk out of it. You can't always control the situation, but you can always control your reaction.