If you have one wish what would it be? and Why?

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  1. Mister.Right

    Mister.Right Veteran Veteran

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    I wish I become immortal. I can be forever young, I can master every subject in the world. I can travel to every corner of the world. I can witness human evolution, technology evolution.
     
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    Ms Littlefish Dangerously Caffeinated Global Mod

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    No more student loan debt. Like, I actually really wouldn't want to live forever. I'd just like to not feel like I'm slowly dropping a pipet of water over a raging house fire when I submit my payments. At least that's my total and selfish personal wish. World peace is always an option. XD
     
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    Real and lasting happiness. No way for an evil djinn to mess that one up. If it has to be something more concrete I'd wish for excellent health. There are so many things I could do with a healthy body.
     
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    Challenge accepted!

    "You are genuinely and deliriously happy about everything, up to and including the inevitable demise of your loved ones and your eventual diagnosis of a terminal disease."

    Asking for "lasting" happiness is just asking for an evil djinn to make it impossible for you to ever be sad about anything again. :)
     
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    Ms Littlefish Dangerously Caffeinated Global Mod

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    Man, I know I can only have one wish. But, in the interest of being a bit silly, can chocolate have no calories?
     
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    I would wish to be pain-free. Having a chronic pain disorder has impacted my life so negatively for so long (27 years now) that I don't remember how it feels to be without pain. Or to feel awake. I think the entire world would be brighter, somehow, and less hard around the edges.
     
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    I would want to be able to rewind my life, while still knowing everything I learned in the part of my life that now ceased to exist.
    If I could also bring along a pendrive with my game, that would be useful too.
     
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    You and I have different definitions of real apparently. Still, it'd only be bad to an outsider. I'd be happy.

    @jezebelthenun It would at least be easier to figure out if you'd gotten sick or if it was just another flare up at least.

    @Hudell I've often thought about that kind of thing, and I've come to the conclusion that it would drive me absolutely bonkers to have to live through some of it again. I hated school, for instance. I'd probably mess things up somehow too, like not being able to connect with my best friends who would suddenly have a huge age gap. Although it would be interesting to do something like reincarnation, except remembering everything. A new life in a completely different place would be harder to fall into old habits and I'd be less tempted to try and continue with the life I had.
     
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    Are you assuming that an evil djinn would be using your definition of real? ;)
     
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    I would wish to never tire. Could you imagine how much you could accomplish if you never had to sleep? And I don't really dream ever so I wouldn't be missing anything there.
     
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    I always want to answer this particular question with "I'd just wish for an endless amount of wishes" but it feels like cheating :D

    @Hudell Yeah, I sometimes wonder how life would be for me if I could go back to middle school with all my current knowledge.

    @LxCharon so true! Never thought about that.
     
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    My wish is to everyone be healthy. Diseases are the worst thing in life, they bring much pain not only to us, but to the people around us.
    I lost my mom to cancer and it was the worst thing ever. Well, that's my wish. Health to every living thing on Earth.

    Btw, @Dust and @LxCharon have you ever heard of the Russian Sleep Experiment? Maybe not so good idea... XD
     
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    Personally I think I'd prefer it if the offered wish followed some rules. Like, instead of wishing for "anything", maybe you get smaller, categorized wishes. One thing to change about your own body. One material item to be granted which presently exists. One boon to grant a loved one that depends on natural circumstance. If "anything" is the limit, it's hard to not to just pick the easy stuff, like immortality. That would probably be mine - I actually believe in an afterlife, but I also would much appreciate stretching this one out as long as possible. Painful or not, it's precious time in a cosmic perspective.:kaojoy:
     
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    Immortality...no freaking thank you! Be cool not to have to worry about death for a while, but once everyone I know is gone I'd be done. What's the point of getting to know people, making any kind of connection again knowing you are just going to watch them turn to dust? Just thinking about the concept threatens my sanity(though that's hanging by a thin thread as it is).

    I'd probably pull a Solomon and wish for unfettered wisdom; while I wouldn't want to use it to have hundreds of wives or anything being able to discern the realities of any given situation from the delusions that we humans far to often like to veil our intentions in would certainly help in making the most out of what is left of a life, plus knowing so many things might help my insomnia as well considering I spend a large portion of it looking up random facts.
     
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    Immortality gives us the opportunity to watch technological evolution, I can say I can't agree more on that, but in another way.
    A regret I will certainly have when I am dying, will be not being here anymore to see new technology.
    But on the other hand, wouldn't you be bored after 1000 years?
    I mean, being immortal sounds like a form of hell to me.
    My wish would actually be to be remembered. :)
     
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    @Alexander Amnell Immortality certainly has its downsides, but so does something like wisdom. Solomon himself said
    "For with much wisdom comes much sorrow; the more knowledge, the more grief."

    As far as this topic goes, though, I think the important thing is that our wishes show our priorities and worldview. They're all going to have ups and downs. :kaoswt2:
     
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  17. Mister.Right

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    @Rhaeami Well said indeed, every wish will have the downsides. It matter of one's perspective and circumstances.

    @Dreadshadow Yes, I will be bored. So! I am bored as of now. I want to to have an infinite time to get what I want which time seems the only factor to prevent it, rather than wish to have it with no efforts.
     
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    Bored rich kids who think they can get gullible/greedy/poor people to do stupid things for their amusement are basically evil genies in real life, and after dealing with them, good advice to everyone is to be as specific as possible. I helped someone out on a test in exchange for any item out of an exclusive jewelry catalogue, but instead of receiving the six hundred dollar bracelet I negotiated for, I got six hundred dollars worth of glass seed beads and she wore the bracelet to school the next day. I like beading, so I ended up a lot happier than she had hoped, but some other classmates she played the same trick on were miserable.

    I'd wish for an unbroken four inch diameter wire kitchen strainer with a handle made from whiteboard material that filters out everything except what you write on the handle, so if I were to write "Gold" on the handle and trundle around in a Californian creek for a few hours, I'll end up with some gold, also if I got thirsty, I would erase the "Gold" and write "Pure water", and if the words get stuck and can't be erased, I can paint over them to erase them and start writing over the paint to have the same magic filtering effect.
     
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    @Dreadshadow Yes, I will be bored. So! I am bored as of now. I want to to have an infinite time to get what I want which time seems the only factor to prevent it, rather than wish to have it with no efforts.[/QUOTE]

    Eternal boredom will be the price to pay, in order to become immortal. Well, even theoretically, if you really believe you would pay such a price to get what you want, it sounds really ok with me. But it seems you talk like a person being already bored, being driven to take such decision to escape from boredom.
    I think we all should be careful what we wish for, cause we might actually gonna get it. Probably not in your case of course, but who knows? What if doctors find out a way to live for ever and ever? But since now, it seems we are all safe when it comes to immortality.
     
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    For my partner and I to be happily together forever. Immortality with the person I love.


    Bleagh! That's too lovey dovey.
     
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