Why are dandelions weeds? While I never really read this book, as I remember it, the point was that sometimes beauty is in the eye of the beholder. How many mothers have been the recipient of a beautiful bouquet of dandelions from a young child? How beautiful fields look when they are overloaded with dandelions? But as we age, we can see another side of dandelions. We can see that they gradually take over a lawn. Sin is like this as well. Sin can appear attractive, but in fact the long lasting effects take over our soul. Saint Paul offers the remedy.