Has the phrase “be careful what you wish for because you might get it” stuck in your mind? Does the story of Icarus keep playing in your head? Icarus wore a set of wings, that his father, Daedalus, had made out of feathers and wax, so that they could both escape from their prison in Crete. And they succeeded. But Icarus got so excited by the flying experience that he kept going closer and closer to the sun, mesmerized by its beauty. However, he got so close to Helios that the wax on his wings started to melt. Icarus fell in the ocean and died.
It is a pretty grim story, but the wings are a spectacular symbol of a remarkable moral lesson: be ambitious, do whatever your heart desires but don’t be foolish —always be rational and down to earth, so that you can keep yourself safe and reap the rewards of your hard work.