The History And The Mike Webster Sports Injury Series Articles

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In Herodotus’ The History and in the Mike Webster Sports Injury Series articles, both Croesus and Mike Webster are significant examples of being a “horrible warning”. The characters become fixed on something they believed defined them; for Croesus it was being king and for Mike Webster it was being the face of football. The obsession of keeping what they believed defined them, ruined both of their lives. They kept on looking at what they possessed in material goods and not on the important things, such as health or family until it was too late. In The History, Croesus was fixed on his divine power. He was king and believed since he had so much power, he was entitled to other titles, such as being the most blessed man. When Solon came to…show more content…
Croesus thought that his wealth equaled happiness and so in turn would equal him being the most blessed as well. While he became fixed on becoming what Solon said he was not. He left the matter as it was, but he did not account for his blessings that he had. He had a dream of his son being killed in the wild. He decided to not send his son out as frequently as he did before, but as fate would have it; his son went on a hunting trip and was killed, just as his dream had had him die. He did not realize his individual blessings he had, until it was too late. In an attempt to save and make his kingdom more prosperous after the loss of his son, Croesus was captured. Croesus had not listened to Solon because if he would have, he would have focused on his family, teach his sons, then maybe he would not have lost his son on the hunting trip or his wife. Croesus could have focused on attaining knowledge and wisdom, perhaps if he would have, he would not have been so easily misled by the oracle, and he would not have been captured or nearly killed. In the Mike Webster Sports Injury Series articles, the details of Mike Webster and his condition surrounded the fact that he was the face of football for seventeen years. Webster had missed special events because of football, and upon retiring began to miss events because of his health (Garber). In his prime, he was rich, in shape, and he did what he loved. He sustained many injuries during

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