The Midas Golden Touch |Aesop’s Fable
The story of a father and daughter in which greed ruins everything. The father’s greed turned his daughter into a lifeless thing. Let’s know how the Golden Touch of Midas King turns his daughter away from him…
A long time ago, a king lived in ancient Greece. The name of that king was ‘Midas’. He was a very rich king. He had plenty of gold and everything he needed.
King Midas had a young daughter who was very sweet. He loved his daughter very much. The king did not allow his daughter to lack anything.
One day, a satyr named Silenus drunkenly set out in the rose garden of King Midas. The king believed that the satyr always brought good luck. So he lets Silenus take a rest in his Palace.
Silenus is a friend of Dionysus, the God of Wine and Celebration. He is very pleased to see such a reverential spirit of his friend Silenus by King Midas. He decides to reward the king.
When the king was asked his wish, He said that he should be given such power that whatever he touches will turn into gold. However, Dionysus did not find it a great idea but still fulfilled his wish. He was very happy to see that his wish had been fulfilled.
The King Midas rushed to his garden for the first time; anything he touched would turn into gold. He first touched an apple and it turned into a golden-coloured shining apple. After that, he went on touching many flowers and every small or big thing. Now, he wants to turn everything into gold.
The king had never seen so much gold in his palace before this. He was very happy to see so much gold. He was so happy that he embraced his daughter in happiness. By the time he could understand something, his daughter had turned into a bezzled gold doll.
Midas could not understand what to do. Now he started realizing his mistake. The sad king immediately ran into the garden and started calling out to God Dionysus. He starts begging God to save his daughter. The king pleaded with Dionysus to regain his power.
Seeing all this, Dionysus told him a solution. So that her girl would be able to live again as before. King Midas did the same and got his daughter alive again as before. After this, the king never lured and spent the rest of his life very comfortably.
What is the Moral of ‘The Midas Golden Touch’ Story
Greed makes a person blind so that he cannot recognize even his own people. A greedy person thinks only about himself. That is why we should stay away from greed.
Application of ‘The Midas Golden Touch’ Story in Real Life
- Greed blinds us, so we should stay away from it. It tastes good in the beginning, but later on, it plunges us into a deep pit from which it is very difficult to get out
- We should believe in hard work more than our luck. Luck can support us only once, but hard work supports us in every bad time. If you are hardworking then no work in this world is difficult for you.
- In today’s fast-paced life, we are ready to go to any extent for success. Due to which we become far away from our loved ones. We should not live in this greed that we have to get more and more. We should believe in ourselves that we can achieve everything on the basis of our hard work.
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