It’s Greek to Me! The Uncanny Relevance of Greek Myth in the Timeshare Cancellation Industry and How Wesley Financial Group Can Help You
Greek Mythology and the timeshare cancellation industry have more in common than you may think. It seems that, “No good deed goes unpunished”, is an accurate statement. Fighting to help the weak and vulnerable can seem to be an uphill battle that one can never win. It pays to prepare, but you can still have weaknesses you didn’t know you had. Although all these maxims are unique, at Wesley Financial Group, we believe in understanding and incorporating all of them, particularly the saying “Know Thyself”. We can hope to better understand our clients and help them with their problems when we understand these age-old adages. By reading some of these Greek myths and legends, we can see how these stories are still relevant and guide us in today’s world.
The Problem of Sisyphus: Never-Ending Battles in the Timeshare Cancellation Industry
The story of Sisyphus is a tale of woe and never-ending purgatory. In Greek Mythology, Sisyphus was doomed to roll a rock up a mountain, only to have the same massive boulder return to the bottom of the mountain once he reached the top. We get the word Sisyphean from the story of Sisyphus. This means that something is superfluous, a waste of time, and once you get ahead you’re really only right where you started. Our team at Wesley Financial Group understands that you may feel like Sisyphus when trapped in a never-ending time share for which you cannot seem to stop paying. We’re here to help.
Prometheus: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished
While the story of Sisyphus recalls an experience that is never-ending, fruitless, and frustrating; the story of Sisyphus is much more favorable than the story of Prometheus. Prometheus had a rather gruesome punishment for giving the knowledge of fire to humankind. You are probably familiar with the statue of Prometheus that graces the bottom of the Rockefeller Center. You know that golden statue near the Christmas Tree and Rockefeller Center ice-skating rink in New York City? That is the statue of Prometheus. Prometheus was punished for helping humankind rise above their piteous circumstances by teaching them about fire.
A Moral to the Story
These stories from Greek Mythology have a moral. However, it is hard to glean a positive meaning from either story. Prometheus is punished for trying to help people in an unfortunate and vulnerable position. What does that tell us? Not to help people? The moral to Prometheus’s story could be that famous saying, “No good deed goes unpunished.” On the other hand, we have Sisyphus, whose actions were far from altruistic. Truth be told, Sisyphus was attempting to defy death. He did a couple of things to fool the Greek Gods, and he paid for it dearly in the end. Prometheus sacrificed himself for the betterment of humankind. He saw humans as a weak and vulnerable lot, and he wanted to help them out as best he could. Does this mean we should stop helping others out? No, it doesn’t. The story simply reminds us that no one is immune from misfortune, even when doing the right thing. Even when the purpose behind our actions is purely altruistic, it can still come tumbling down. It doesn’t seem fair. Many of us can identify with such instances. But we mustn’t give in or give up. The point of the story is that a Greek God was punished for helping humans. He didn’t receive anything in return, and he knew he would probably be punished for doing such an honorable thing, yet he did it anyways.
At Wesley Financial Group, our leader, Chuck McDowell, knew that the right thing had to be done as he worked for those who were trying to cancel their time shares. Indeed, it seemed like no good deed went unpunished after he was tackled with a massive lawsuit for helping those in need. Like Prometheus, he did what was right, and helped those who were more vulnerable than him.
Preparation & an Achilles’s Heel
You are probably familiar with the story of Achilles or at least the term “Achilles Heel”. Achilles was the son of Zeus. As a baby, Achilles was dipped in a sacred river by his mother. By dipping Achilles in the river, his mother enabled him to be protected from injury. However, as Achilles’s mother was dipping him in the river, she had to hold onto her infant son. Where do you think Achilles’s mother held him as she dipped him in the river? You got it. She held Achilles by his heel. As a result, that is where Achilles was most vulnerable. Achilles’s heel did not have the same power or protection that the rest of his body possessed.
What is there to glean from the story of Achilles? No matter how hard we try to protect ourselves or our loved ones, there is bound to be some small way in which negativity or bad people can get to us. Although we try our best to consider every conceivable way that someone may try and take advantage of us, sometimes there is only so much that can be done to protect ourselves and our loved ones. Does this mean that we simply give up when the going gets tough? No. It simply means that we shouldn’t beat ourselves up if we overlook a weakness. When Our Founder faced a massive lawsuit, he didn’t just “give up”. He continued even as the going got tough. We encourage you to reach out to us if you feel that you are helplessly trapped in a timeshare.
The Oracle at Delphi: Know Thyself
For centuries in Delphi, Greece, an oracle resided there. She would change throughout the centuries, but no matter who was the oracle at that present moment, great leaders from around Greece would go to seek her wisdom. They would ask her questions about their future and ask for guidance as well. It is said that the oracle would deeply breathe-in the vapors from the nearby spring waters. The most important facet of the Oracle at Delphi was the inscription above the entrance of the temple. The inscription was “Know Thyself”. At Wesley Financial Group, we understand the importance of understanding your true nature, and the nature of your company. This includes our company’s potential to help others, which is what we strive towards. We can only help those who want to be helped.
Wesley Financial Group to the Rescue
Greek Mythology is full of fascinating stories. It is interesting to look at these tales of Gods, Goddesses, and their interaction with humans. As we come to terms with our own Achilles heel, we glean different lessons and anecdotes from these ancient myths. We can find a connection between our lives today and these ancients tales. When we see the relevance of the Greek myths, however fantastical and at times barbaric, we can observe what can help us in our own journey. At Wesley Financial Group, we’ve discovered an ability to push through what seems to be a Sisyphean process to some. We continue to help the unfortunate and more vulnerable, although it seems like we may be getting punished for it at times. We believe in preparation and acknowledging any flaws that we may have. At Wesley Financial Group, we understand the importance of the saying ‘Know Thyself”. Reach out to our company for any help that you may need in the timeshare cancellation process.