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Flying Lesson

Last night at Tufts, Seth Godin said that the way we learn the tale of Icarus is unfortunate. When Seth asked us to recall the story’s message and waved his arms like a conductor, we in the audience all recited in unison, “Don’t fly too close to the sun.” In the original story, though, Icarus’ father adds, “Do not fly too low, or your wings will be caught in the mist, you will lose your lift and surely perish.”

Seth’s closing request was, “Please fly closer to the sun.” I like the spirit of his advice. We should all take more chances.

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