The Odyssey is extremely relevant today because stuff like this is still happening, not with swords and magic, of course, but with guns and politics.
Odysseus goes through many battles and tests at sea. He isn't even looking for trouble when he stumbles upon the Cyclops who traps him in, and has to be dealt with by force. The Circe is very tempting and decieving, but they have to disregard her and keep going. And
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in the world that you can get caught up in. Actually, it is like the world, if you aren't careful it will suck you in.
In closing, I think that "the Odyssey" is somewhat like a prediction that Homer made about how the world would turn out, and ways that normal human beings can be "heroes" and overcome it. Someday, even after many battles, if the brain is used we will all end up "home".