How is the story of Cupid and Psyche important in our daily lives?Can you give some situations?

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Noelle Thompson | High School Teacher | eNotes Employee

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I would focus on the moral mentioned in the middle of the story: "Love cannot live where there is no trust."  This is, of course, in reference to Cupid trusting that Psyche would never look upon him.  Once she does and discovers his great beauty, Cupid leaves immediately because of the aforesaid moral.  "Love cannot live where there is no trust" is something that has endless possibilities in our daily lives (and especially in the lives of teenagers).  A few situations spring to my mind.  First, there is the idea of the young man so jealous of his pretty girlfriend that he refuses for her to go out on her own for fear she will meet another man.  (Or worse, a boyfriend who allows the girl to go out, but then beats her up about it either emotionally or physically afterwards.)  Secondly, there is the situation after one of the lovers is caught cheating, or even kissing another person.  Finally, consider the same idea, but focus it upon parental love.  How about a teenager who lies to his/her parents about his/her whereabouts one evening, . . . and then is caught in the lie.  It would also be interesting to contrast this with the idea behind Agape love and the unconditional love of the Christian savior, Jesus Christ, who loves and sacrifices Himself knowing that His followers will continue to sin.