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If you had 3 wishes what would you wish for?

Asked by xacrox (243points) March 20th, 2008 from iPhone

to improve technology? To improve society? What 3 things would you wish for? Just curious. And don’t say the typical more wishes.

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oneye1's avatar

more wishes

sprstar's avatar

could you wish for more wishes?

squirbel's avatar

• To be able to learn anything instantly
• To be able to completely reform our (American & Puerto Rican) education systems instantly
• To have infinite wishes at my disposal, triggered only when I specifically ask for them.

sprstar's avatar

if we only had 3 wishes and could not wish for more, I would wish:
*considering God has a plan for everyone and everything…
1) I knew every day I was doing what I need to do to live up to the person God wants me to be in this life
2) That I was always surrounded by people who loved me
3) That I took advantage of all potential I had to do good in the world

jrpowell's avatar

1: A proper education for all people of the world
2: Proper health care for all people of the world
3: Proper food/water/shelter for all people of the world

trogdor_87's avatar

3 more wishes, and I would do this untill the person, or entity, broke down and then i could have as many wishes as I wanted. Then i’d probably just get a Coke.

oneye1's avatar

no one jump on me for saying this
1 to be more like Jesus
2 to have the funds to be a full time missionary
3 faith to move mountains

Randy's avatar

You guys all are way better wishers for mankind. I’m pretty selfish myself… :(

1) infinate knowledge
2) infinate funds (as in money)
3) be able to do for real magic so I could do whatever I wanted.

Like I said, I’m a selfish jerk…

sprstar's avatar

Everyone’s different and has different wishes. People shouldn’t judge you on answering honestly. :) But what if infinite knowledge brings to light way too many issues and understandings that you wish you knew nothing of? Sometimes is ignorance really bliss, or is there still bliss in knowing of and about everything?

And, what if with your infinite knowledge and money and magic you had no friends? Would having friends be another wish you’d grant yourself? Curious ;)

Randy's avatar

@ sprstar- I would hope that my knowelge would give me an understanding of all the understandings so that I wouldn’t have any issues with them. Far fetched, I know, but for a wish I think it works.

As for the friends, I wouldnt use my knowledge against them so I would think that I could keep my friends. If not I’d just trick them with my magic and flashes of my money. ;)

sprstar's avatar

@Randy: do you think that if you had infinite knowledge that you would become bored with life with nothing left to learn or understand?

Randy's avatar

Oh, good question! I’d have to say you have me checkmated on that one. No bs to save me now. Good call!

Dine's avatar

None of You said HEALTH and HAPPINESS.

oneye1's avatar

I did its part of faith

sprstar's avatar

@Dine: Ah the wonderful cliche answer of health and happiness. ;)

With my three answers, those are things that would bring me happiness. As for good health, I believe that it would be awesome and truly a blessing to have good health, but if it’s in God’s plan for you to experience something other than perfect health, I’d want to be like Peter and be able to feel at peace with the circumstances I was placed in knowing that I was exactly where God wanted me to be living out what God wanted me to do. To feel at peace and have complete faith in God with whatever cards you are dealt with in life would be awesome!!

Dine's avatar

@spratar: If You are ill,You are not happy.

oneye1's avatar

I lost a eye I told God I know you can heal me but if it will open a door for me to help someone leave it the way it is

sprstar's avatar

@Dine: I agree that if you are ill it’s more challenging to be happy. I’m not even saying I could be ill myself right now and remain happy. But if I had my wish that I was living up to the person God wanted me to be, within that lies the assumption that I’m at a maturity level in my faith that allows me to feel at peace with my life (and my circumstances, including if I was ill) knowing that I’m fulfilling God’s will. In the bible, Job suffered through having boils but still had faith that he was doing a work for God although he may not have understood at the time what it was, and he was later in life doubly rewarded for the pain he endured. The point I’m trying to express here is how awesome it could be if you could be in such a terrible circumstance, such as bad health, and not understand why it is you’re in bad health, but know and have complete faith that you’re fulfilling a higher purpose, that unwavering faith would fill you with so much peace that you could endure anything. That would be such an incredible state of mind and being to have. That would bring me happiness. Would it be constant uninterrupted happiness, probably not. But I believe the peace I would feel during challenging times would make up for the time I wasn’t happy. :)

And of course, you don’t have to agree with me, but again my point was only to reflect that within my answer lies what would bring me happiness. As for health, while it wouldn’t be a specific wish I had, would be a perk if it fell within the realm of what God’s will was for me.

gorillapaws's avatar

- I’d wish for my own sultan-sized harem X 3

modelchik4's avatar

1. To have my dad back
2. unlimited wishes
3. unlimited incoming funds

El_Cadejo's avatar

I like how xacrox said in the description of the question “And don’t say the typical more wishes.” And how many times did we see that answer ^_^

oneye1's avatar

he edited it after mine at the top thats why I said it so he would

cornman's avatar

Good answers sprstar! Enlightening!

scamp's avatar

I would wish for only one thing… enough. Because if I had enough, I wouldn’t need the other two wishes.

squirbel's avatar

Just think, while you’ll get ‘enough’ of all that you need, you’d get enough of all that you hate as well! Even though the amounts will be small, their cumulative result would be unbearable…

A dripping faucet fills the bucket after a while.

xacrox's avatar

1. Everyone to be vegan (and happy with/about it)
2. Unlimited funds
3. Immortality (maybe, if I feel as good as a 20 year old forever)

My answers are a little selfish too, but I’d share my funds. But thinking about not dying. Would I really want to watch all the people I love die over and over again for all eternity?

scamp's avatar

@squirbel good point! But without the bad stuff, I wouldn’t appreciate the good as much,. And I’d rather have enough than too much!

jlacombe's avatar

The truth is that every wish granted as a bad twist, they showed that, to us, in all movies or shows with the 3 wishes thing. You wish for the peace in the world, then everyone on

hairypalm's avatar

robot legs, xray sight, and mind control.

xacrox's avatar

Lame, I totally searched for this before posting it. I was suprized no one asked it so I did.

kevbo's avatar

No biggie. I just didn’t want to retype my answer.

jdogg's avatar

1. Everything to be good 2. Everything to be right 3. Everything to be smart ( everything=universe…humans…animals…etc.)

TheTherapist's avatar

1. Empathy for all people.
2. Money
3. Great communication skills for everyone

lovelyy's avatar

1. be skinny forever.
2. be smart in every subject.
3. have never ending money.

Minisha's avatar

hav magic so i could get everythg i want..!!

Minisha's avatar

i want my mom n dad to be happy forever!!!!!!

jamia3's avatar

i wish i have magic so i could get everything i want..

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