The missing piece in the myth of Icarus
We all know about the story of where Icarus’s father advised him not too fly too high as soon would then melt his wings of wax.
Because of his arrogance Icarus did fly too high, and he did die.
But the story is not over yet.
Icarus’s dad also told him not to fly too low or his weight would sink him in the sea.
This story is mostly used to instruct us to stop being arrogant but there are also times when one ought not to be too humble.
The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.
Wednesday May 18, 2022