Once upon a time, Silenus, the tutor of the god Dionysus, went missing. Luckily, servants of King Midas found Silenus and took him to Midas. Midas looked after Silenus for ten days and as a thanks Dionysus granted Midas and wish. Midas asked for his touch to turn anything into gold. In celebration of his new gift Midas ordered a banquet but when he touched a food it would turn to gold. Fearing he would die of starvation Midas begged Dionysus to remove the gift. Having pitied Midas, Dionysus removed the curse from Midas.
When I was younger I always had an obsession with something and overtime that obsession with one topic would turn into an obsession with a new topic. One of those obsessions was Greek Mythology. I like this story in particular because its based on a selfish, greedy king who through his own actions causes himself great misfortune. Then at the end of the story he has a change of heart and thought. I feel like people should read this story to sort of have a wake-up call and too see that the life that they think is spectacular now may not be as such when they are older.