What Would You Wish For?
So a guy goes to a few countries and asks people on the street what they would wish for if they were to come across a magic-granting genie. Once you get past the first 42 seconds of wishes for money, it becomes very moving. And yes, your heart will get a little mushy and you may even tear up. Okay, I started bawling by the time the woman gleefully said, “long time joy!”
The point, of course, is that no matter where you live in the world, we all want the same sort of things. But it also made me sit for a long time and wonder if I’d use my three wishes for the main themes that popped up in that list (going under the assumption that I go into wishing with all the things I already have now) or if I’d go off-the-beaten path. And then, do I go in a direction for overall good or personal gain?
It’s so hard to know what to wish for, especially if wishing for unlimited wishes is off the table. It seemed that way… or else why wouldn’t any of the people in the film wish for that?
So I guess I would go for…
- Good health for everyone. Even the bad guys. They get good health.
- To have all the superpowers, and I’d use them to take down the healthy bad guys. See, because the bad guys won’t get cancer now, so something has to be done to bring them down. So I will get the ability to fly, become invisible, have superhuman strength AND I will be able to grant those powers to other people.
- Peace of heart for everyone. Not happiness. Not buffering from sadness. Just the ability to refind balance after you’ve been swept into grief or joy. To be able to cope with our emotions.
I am counting on you guys to wish for other things and sweep up all the wishes that I couldn’t get to.
So what would you wish for if you ran into a 3-wish-granting genie?
P.S. Look, I didn’t even do something stupid with my wish like wish that lots of people particpate tomorrow in #MicroblogMondays because using up a wish as a reminder would be a very silly and wasteful thing to do.