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Thelife of many individuals is based on reacting withoutthinking of the consequences Acting on Impulse can bedestructive and can lead to the downfall of many The myths ofMidas and Hercules express the human flaw of acting based onimpulseThe myths of Midas and Hercules both expresses emotion takingover the main characters sense of thought Midas was overjoyedwhen he realized everything he touched turned to gold untilMidas found that when he touchedhis daughter she turned togold as well Midas reacts on his impulse of wanting morewealth but doesnt realize the serious consequences that comewith such an extraordinary power His sense becomes clouded byhis dire want for more wealth The myth ofHercules displaysHercules inability to use common sense and hold back hisImpulse As Hercules was receiving music lessons his teachergot on his nerves and out of the impulse of of the momentwithout thinking hardly aware of his strengthpg 229andkilled him Hercules outburst displayed his battle withthinking before doing While Hercules does have power overeverything else his lack of restraint displays Hercules lackof power over himself Hercules had sudden outburst of angerwhich were always fatal to often innocent objectspg 227Hercules inability to control himself often left others deador in a critical condition Hercules has no control over hisactions The lack of thinking before doing leads to thedownfall of both Midas and HerculesBoth the myths of Hercules and Midas examine the human inabilityto act without thinking While Hercules and Midas both exhibitdifferent types of impulsiveness they are still do not have therestraint tothink about the consequences of their actions Thehuman condition ofimpulse will continue to play a steady role in humanity for itis inside everyone
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