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Tag: Fly

Daedalus and Icarus

I saw a video the other day with Seth Godin talking about the myth of Daedalus and Icarus.  Daedalus, the father, and Icarus, the son, were on an island.  Daedalus was a craftsman and he told Icarus that he had made him wings out of bird feathers and wax and that he was to listen to his father and they would fly away from the island.  He told Icarus not to fly too high as the sun’s heat would melt the wax and the wings would fall apart and he would die.  Icarus did die in the flight, but Seth Godin reminds us that the myth had another part to it that was cut out many years ago.  Daedalus also told Icarus not to fly too low because then the mist and waves from the ocean would weigh down his wings and he would surely perish. Continue reading

Everything happens for a reason

Everything happens for a reason.  I tried to explain that to my 12-year-old son a few weeks back when he was cut from the hockey team he played on last year.  I told him that sometimes life isn’t fair.  As an adult, you may feel that you are the most qualified for a certain job and then be passed over for a promotion.  But you’ll end up on the path you were meant to be on in the end. Continue reading

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