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If you had three wishes, what would they be?

Asked by MilkyWay (13685points) November 14th, 2011

I know this question has been asked before, but it’s been a long time. I’m curious, what would they be?

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janbb's avatar

To know I would be financially secure to the end of my life.

To have a loving, intimate partnership.

To not die a long, painful death.

(Very selfish wishes at the moment.)

WestRiverrat's avatar

I can’t tell you that. If you tell anyone what you wish for then your wishes won’t come true.

wundayatta's avatar

I don’t really wish things for myself. I’m happy to work for what I want.

I do with that we could eliminate poverty and hunger in the world.

I wish that people would be kinder to each other.

I also wish that people would have more opportunities to incorporate creative pursuits in their lives.

beccagolling's avatar

I wish my family could be more happy.
I wish I could see my Grandfather again.
I wish I could wake up and get through the day without a breakdown.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

To know my kids will be happy and live long lives. To know that I will be with my love for many many decades, happily. To know that I will die in peace together with him.

KateTheGreat's avatar

To fall in love with a wonderful person and live happily together, for my family to stay healthy, and to be able to be financially stable enough to go do some work in the poorer parts of Africa.

mazingerz88's avatar

I wish the US deficit would just disappear.
I wish all child abusers and killers would wake up in Mars one morning.
I wish I could fly.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

I have so many wishes that I’d piss a genie off, not being able to make up my mind.

MilkyWay's avatar

(Laughing hard)

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

Well it’s true, LOL! I could list 10 easy right now. And probably 10 more if I thought about it.

LuckyGuy's avatar

Here’s what Steve Martin would wish for.

tom_g's avatar

would this be cheating?....

- an infinite amount of wishes
– a way to know what wishes I should ask for first
– a pint of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream

stardust's avatar the moment, I wish I’d made different choices this weekend.

PhiNotPi's avatar

@mazingerz88 “Wake up in Mars one morning.” I lurve that word choice.

For my three wishes, I would probably do these:
1) Infinity wishes
2) World peace (so complicated that it most likely counts as many wishes, so that is the reason for my first wish)
3) Hard choice, but maybe for the human race to be extremely powerful and to progress far in technology (it only works out well after wish #2)

CatieDalleLydon's avatar

Since there is the saying that if you tell someone your wish the wish will not come true, I think I’ll make a different list of wishes since I’m telling a lot of people…

Wish #1:
I wish the sun would would engulf the earth with it’s unbearable heat.

Wish #2:
I wish people in general would become very stupid (if they haven’t already reached the maximum stupidity.)

Wish #3:
I wish my ex would talk to me.

XOIIO's avatar

@CatieDalleLydon That’s for birthdays and stars.

Zyx's avatar

-To be set on a path that will lead me to omniscience and omnipotence (and supergod compliance)*
-Never to suffer again
-For the genie to have a nice day

*This path would be corrected by the later (omniscient, omnipotent) me, which would result in events leading up to my omnipotence and omniscience being different. Thus a chain of me’s would be created and would all become omnipotent and omniscient which I believe would end when our collective complexity becomes sufficient for a supergod event **

**The creation of an exponentially more complex universe by destroying ours with some funky god-math

If this makes no sense to you, please just leave me alone. Words are hard. Not letting kids say their wishes gives parents plausible deniability.

PhiNotPi's avatar

^^ Brilliant.

CatieDalleLydon's avatar

But MilkyWay didn’t say what kind of wishes were to be shared. I still don’t want to say what my real wishes are either way, though. Would you like to share yours?

XOIIO's avatar

I did, more genies, then whatever I wanted on the way I could just have.

Haleth's avatar

Wow, this makes my wishes seem really selfish and short-sighted… They were only things for myself for the next 1 or 2 years…

Tbag's avatar

I just wish I was hulk or something like that :( sigh

AshLeigh's avatar

I want Michael Jackson back.
I want Gage to live closer.
And I want my house to clean itself forever.
Mkay, thanks. :)

XOIIO's avatar

@AshLeigh I want michael jackson black XD

Aethelwine's avatar

I want a new pillow and less stress.

blueiiznh's avatar

I want my geese to lay gold eggs for Easter
I want a squirrel
I want it now
I want today
I want tomorrow
I want to wear ‘em like braids in my hair
And I don’t want to share ‘em

dannyc's avatar

To play the guitar like Stevie Ray, to have Goldman Sachs go bankrupt, and to cure cancer.

Coloma's avatar

Eh…screw money and love I just want to see….

A Grizzly bear in the wild
More magnificent mountain lions
To never gain more than 5 lbs while eating everything I want lol

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

Way more money

ucme's avatar

“A wish a could fly, way up to the sky, but a can’t ya can a can’t!”

HungryGuy's avatar

1. Immortality.
2. About 10 million dollars.
3. A female sex slave or two or three…

XOIIO's avatar

@HungryGuy Would they be immortal too?

HungryGuy's avatar

@XOIIO – Good question! I suppose that would be my fourth wish :-p

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

@HungryGuy You would stop at a measly 10 million? You could have a quintillion dollars, or 100 quintillion dollars, my shoot so low?

HungryGuy's avatar

@Hypocrisy_Central – Nah. If I was that wealthy, I’d be famous. I don’t want to be famous because that would interfere in my lifestyle. I just want to live really well without having to work for a living so I can spend all my free time writing and traveling. Like live in a walled compound near the beach in some tropical country with my sex slaves :-p

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