“The Brothers Midas”

In this week’s story, two brothers get the power to turn things into gold, and the narrative opens discussions about responsible capitalism – we live in a world in which money is necessary in order to survive, but how much? And how do we balance that in the world around us?

One of the things that people sometimes spend lots of money on is STUFF. And when that STUFF breaks, the impulse is to throw it away and get new stuff. Fixing broken things is a more responsible way to engage in capitalism, and it’s better for the environment, too!

Since the story is about turning things to gold, the Japanese practice of kintsugi, repairing broken pottery with gold, came to mind. Things break, and it’s nice to make the truth of that more beautiful! After you listen to the story, you can try this:

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Sound and Music Attributions

Beautiful Acoustic Guitar Melody by WinnieTheMoog
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6350-beautiful-acoustic-guitar-melody
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/
Emotional Piano Improvisation by Alexander Nakarada
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6199-emotional-piano-improvisation
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license