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What are the pros and cons for having one's wish granted? (P&R)

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (24190points) May 28th, 2020

Peoples lives are ruined by winning the lotto.
Being (g)od is boring as ants are to a human.
Winning too easy including cheating dulls the persons victory.
I wished for Trump to run for president.
What else are the cons from having our wish granted?

Humor welcome

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15 Answers

chyna's avatar

What does P&R mean?

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@chyna Politics and religion.

Yellowdog's avatar

If I could have a wish granted, someone I don’t like would be very, very stinky.

(That’s the only ‘con’ I can think of).

Patty_Melt's avatar

What did I ever do to ^ you?!

seawulf575's avatar

Most people can’t think past what they want to snack on. Imagine trying to think of a wish that would be good for the next 20 years! Not to mention language idioms! What if you wished to be hung like a horse or smart as a whip?

Patty_Melt's avatar

Pro – I would wish to have my mobility condition resolved, and my physical condition to return to what it was before.

Con – Not getting my wish.

Humor – Dems get their wish, conservatives counter, left, right, left, right…

Oh look, Putin sees the discourse.

CelestialIncognito's avatar

My wish, choice, goal amount to being good for something. I am not disappointed. I am grateful! Today, I painted the garage door.

kritiper's avatar

I can’t answer the question without knowing what kind of luck the person getting his/her wish granted had before.

KNOWITALL's avatar

Pro-You have to always have a dream, it’s motivation. If all your wishes came true you can always have more dreams.
Con-Sometimes our ‘wishes’ are not in our best interests long-term. Know thyself.
(Edited to add humor: A president is only seen fully in retrospect. Perhaps Trump will foment positive change upon re-election, or help us pick the right successor! What if we actually voted in a Libertarian or Green Party candidate and change the world because we saw the light on the two main party’s?!)

Darth_Algar's avatar

When all of your wishes are granted many of your dreams will be destroyed.

zenvelo's avatar

“There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers.”
—St. teresa of Avila

Inspired_2write's avatar

There is a story in the Bible that speaks of Solomon, a young man who, after God offered him anything his heart desired, he requested wisdom. In response to his humble wish, God said to Solomon:
Because this was in your heart, and you have not asked riches or wealth or honor or the life of your enemies, nor have you asked long life—but have asked wisdom and knowledge for yourself, that you may judge My people over whom I have made you king— wisdom and knowledge are granted to you; and I will give you riches and wealth and honor, such as none of the kings have had who were before you, nor shall any after you have the like (2 Chronicles 1:11–12, NKJV).

LogicHead's avatar

I live by this quote I found a zillion years ago—Because it is so damn true :)

There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers. Saint Teresa of Avila.

Isn’t that wonderful :)

zenvelo's avatar

^^^^^ Thanks @LogicHead for copying my post two answers up. Can’t give you a GA…..

Yellowdog's avatar

@Inspired_2write The worst thing about that wish being granted, is is is easy to be thrown over a cliff or stoned if you cannot prove that God gave you the right to judge God’s people. If you have riches and wealth, no one can dispute it.

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