Quantcast

A community for students. Sign up today!

Here's the question you clicked on:

55 members online
  • 0 replying
  • 0 viewing

Devind23

  • one year ago

How does society today reflect the values of the Midas myth?

  • This Question is Open
  1. Lunalovegood
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    The King Midas myth contains the classic "greed prevents thinking ahead" theme which is present in many stories about near-sighted wishes. Midas was so excited by the thought of endless wealth that he did not consider the consequences of his wish, even when warned. Even more specifically, Midas chose to trade the beauty of the natural world for material wealth; he was thrilled when even his roses turned to gold. Much of modern society reflects this in our eagerness to destroy nature in exchange for lumber, oil, minerals, etc. But as Midas found out, the old saying is true, "You can't eat money" and even his food turned to gold. Some people think this might be the consequence of too greedily exploiting nature without heeding any warnings.

  2. Not the answer you are looking for?
    Search for more explanations.

    • Attachments:

Ask your own question

Ask a Question
Find more explanations on OpenStudy

Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.

spraguer (Moderator)
5 → View Detailed Profile

is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...

23

  • Teamwork 19 Teammate
  • Problem Solving 19 Hero
  • You have blocked this person.
  • ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...

Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.

This is the testimonial you wrote.
You haven't written a testimonial for Owlfred.