Whatever he touched became gold.

@kingatul (851)
India
January 12, 2007 1:31pm CST
Once upon a time somewhere in Greece there was a king named Midas. He did something that pleased the gods very much. He was told that one of his wish will be granted. He asked the gods that Whatever he may touch should become gold. He was very happy . He touched stones ,they became gold. He touched trees they also got converted into gold. When he reached his palace he felt like eating. When he touched his food it changed into gold and he wasn't able to eat anything. Just then his daughter comes running towards him to hug him. Before he could think anything she comes in contact with him and becomes a gold statue. The king starts crying and prays to gods to take this power back and bring his daughter to normal. The god appears and tells him that greed is the greatest enemy of mankind. The story shows us that if we will run behind money then we will lose all our relations and our loved ones .
2 responses
• Pakistan
12 Jan 07
Yes very true.But its appropriate meaning would be that no amount of wealth can replace your loved ones.They are the important part of our lives.
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@kingatul (851)
• India
12 Jan 07
very rightly said dear friend.
@lifetalk (681)
• Pakistan
12 Jan 07
very true.. a very old story.. yet it still holds true to date.. chasing money is useless.. cze when u die.. u aint gonna take any of it in ur grave.. i'd say.. devote ur time to things that really mean something to u!
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@kingatul (851)
• India
12 Jan 07
perfectly right dear friend. All we need to live is love and some money to just fulfil our needs