What if Daedalus hadn’t told Icarus to be careful to not fly too close to the sun? What if he hadn’t planted a seed of fear in his son’s mind? Maybe his wings wouldn’t have melted and he’d have kept soaring as high as he dreamed to fly for as long as he liked.
How many of us hold back in our lives because of fears that others have passed on to us. Fears that were intended to keep us safe, but are ultimately unfounded and unnecessary and only act to clip our wings.