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Do you believe that when a star falls we should make a wish?

Asked by deepdivercwa55m (353points) January 12th, 2010

Its kinda childish but what do you think? I know a lot of people that wish while they know that their wish won’t come true. Do you wish? If you don’t, why??

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Likeradar's avatar

It can be a cute little habit, but “should” we make a wish? Nah, unless it makes you happy.
I don’t, just because it’s silly and I have enough silly habits. :)

wonderingwhy's avatar

I do. I don’t believe in it but it’s somehow it makes me happy. It’s a throwback to a simpler way of thinking, reminds me of the vastness beyond myself, and provides a small inspiration of hope because if you can catch a glimpse of that perhaps you can catch what your chasing.

Cyclical meteor shower’s don’t count btw…

titania's avatar


newbee's avatar

I don’t know if we should or not but I always do.

deepdivercwa55m's avatar

titania welcome to fluther!!

Pseudonym's avatar

@titania welcome as well. great question.

I think yes. Making a wish is something that should lift your spirits, and, even if it doesn’t come true, it should bring you a glimmer of hope.

Blackberry's avatar

No, because stars don’t fall and wishes don’t come from them lol.

JessicaisinLove's avatar

It’s not a star falling just a piece of space debris that burns up upon entry and makes a bright streak.

ParaParaYukiko's avatar

I’ve heard that the ancient Chinese saw meteors (falling stars) as signs of the descent of a dynasty or something. I’ve searched for a source that confirms this, but I must not be using the right search terms. I don’t think Chinese people would be wishing on falling stars in that case.

So, basically, uh, not really. I never really caught on to the whole “wish upon a falling star” thing as a kid for some reason. Meteor showers are amazing to witness, but knowing the science behind them kind of makes them lose that “magical” quality for me.

ucme's avatar

It disney do any good.

Berserker's avatar

Doesn’t hurt to try if the opportunity comes up.

Austinlad's avatar

It falls into the category of superstition, but it’s a sweet one I learned in my earliest childhood.

mattbrowne's avatar

Yes, we should. Making honest wishes is a very healthy thing. However there is no correlation between the glowing meteor and the wish coming true. We have to do this ourselves.

ucme's avatar

@Blackberry Regional dialect. Basically what i’m saying is, when you wish upon a star your not going to get any joy so why bother? ...??

Blackberry's avatar

@ucme Oh ok I see :)

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