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2. Listen to Your Elders – the Story of Icarus and Daedalus
If you have children then you’ll really want to discuss this tale with your offspring. The story of Icarus and his father Daedalus, who warned him not to fly too close to the sun, but he didn’t listen much to his detriment. The short version is that Icarus and Daedalus were stuck in a labyrinth, and in order to escape Daedalus built his son wings to help him fly to safety. But he warned him not to fly too high, or he will fall. Sure enough, Icarus didn’t listen due to his over-eager attitude and excitement about flying, and as he got closer to the sun his wings melted and he fell to his death. Again, you night never be in this exact situation, but the life lesson of listening to your elders and being respectful of their wisdom holds true today. Trust that your parents, grandparents and older generations know what they are talking about, and heed their advice.

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  1. […] Every story had a meaning, had a lesson and had an important point to make. They weren’t just fantastical stories, and while they were often dramatic, violent, and pretty crazy, they weren’t trying to make money like today’s blockbuster films or TV programs. According to the History Channel, “in ancient Greece, stories about gods and goddesses and heroes and monsters were an important part of everyday life. They explained everything from religious rituals to the weather, and they gave meaning to the world people saw around them.” And today, those same stories can tell us a lot about our current lives. They can help remind us about what is important. They can warn us against behavior that could sabotage our own happiness or safety. And they can help us teach our children about what really matters in life. Here are 5 life lessons we can learn (and pass on to future generations) from Greek mythology. (Source: Mamiverse, 2017) […]

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