Keeping it Natural: The saying “don't fly too close to the sun” is a reference to the Greek mythology of Icarus’ and his rebellion to his father's lecture, regarding the matter of flying too high with waxed wings. This is a message to all of us, regardless of age.
Icarus Plunges into the Sea and Drown
The story goes; Icarus and his father, Daedalus, were imprisoned on an island by King Minos. To gain freedom, Daedalus, constructed two sets of wings, formed of wax and feathers. He advised his son not to fly too close to the sun, as the wax would melt. He also warned Icarus not to fly too low, as the feathers could get soaked in the sea water. Daedalus’ warning, however, went unnoticed. Icarus was so inebriated by the triumph of flight that he disregarded his father’s advice. He took off as a bird and flew high into the sky, close the sun. As the wax on his wings melted, he plunged into the sea, and drowned.
Obedience is Better Than Sacrifice
Oftentimes, some of us feel that we are smarter than our parents. We think; I have a college degree; I make more money than they ever could…why should I listen to these antiquated ideas? Then we end up in a world of mayhem, because of our failure to listen. Proverbs 30:17 confirms, “The eye that mocks his father and scorns obedience to his mother, The ravens of the valley will pick it out, And young eagles will eat it”. This is saying, to ignore the knowledge and experience of your parents can and often do bring about destructions and death, be it spiritual or natural. This, our elders have taught you, from infant to this day. Yet some of us do not listen.
They Have Already Been Where You Think You Can Go.
Your elders have been where you are going. It is important to listen to them. They have seen others wings melt, due to disobedience; or maybe, they, themselves, have been scorched by the sun. due to the defiance of their parents’ voice. It does not hurt to listen, regardless of how old you are.
KEEPING IT NATURAL Words to live by: There is Wisdom, Knowledge and Experience in Age.
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