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Question of the Week: 96 - 1/27/2003

If You Were Granted Three Wishes...

If You Were Granted Three Wishes... What would you wish for?

 Reponses:   There are 179 responses posted to this question. Reverse Sort 

No Thank You Jan 27th. at 4:41:24 pm EST

The Sweeper (OK) Age: 48 - Email

I would not use them, quite frankly, I would be afraid to.
Anything that comes without a price is usually worth what we pay for it.
Ending the wrongs of the world is worth striving for, but the struggle is the thing.
With out it we are nothing, striving is what we humans are all about.

The Sweeper

If I Were Granted Ill Wish For....... Jan 27th. at 4:32:36 pm EST

Lisa (los angeles) Age: 17 - Email

ill wish for my gf to get better cause she has cancer 2)for unlimited wishes and last
ill wish to be rich and famous.

Bewitched........ Jan 27th. at 4:25:44 pm EST

diesel (washington) Age: 46 - Email

isn't there anyone out there besides me that would just love to be able to twitch their nose and make things happen like samantha in that classic old show bewitched? maybe not P.C. but ohh so much fun.
you would have to watch out for that whole monkey's paw thing though.........
come on now.......admit would be fun.......

Ummm... Jan 27th. at 4:01:52 pm EST

Freya SilverMoon (Maine) Age: 13 - Email

I think I would have to wish for 100000 more wishes so that I could make everything good again. not that life is bad now, there are just lists and lists of things that you could fix.
*Blessed Be*

If I Had Three Wish's? Jan 27th. at 3:37:39 pm EST

Josh (NorthEast Philly) Age: 22 - Email

Love, &

Only Three? Jan 27th. at 1:08:08 pm EST

Ronda (California) Age: 26 - Email

Wow, this is a humdinger.

1. I wish that people would use common sense and love more often in their daily lives.

2. I wish the government would value life and love over money and expediency.

3. I wish not to reverse the damage already done to the planet (because then we could not learn from the mistakes), but instead, have everyone stop now and realize what they've done to contribute to the damage and make a change for the better.

I am sure I could think of a million more... of course, I'm assuming that someone else has already wished away the need for money.

Simple Wishes Jan 27th. at 12:04:24 pm EST

Sarah (Canada) Age: 22 - Email

Here i display my three simple wishes.

1) I wish water were pure again, and that people would not waste it.
2) I wish trees could grow faster, to replace what we've destroyed.
3) I wish garbage could be changed, into something that could be good for the planet.

Nothing major, just my little wishes.

I'll Probably Change My Mind Several Times After I Post, But Jan 27th. at 10:46:49 am EST

Ananke (Staten Island) Age: 35 - Email

1. The the human race begins to learn from its mistakes, not repeat them
and continues to evolve.
2. Joy and abundance for all of my family and friends
3. More Wishes (there is usually a rule with the 3 wishes myth that you cannot wish
for more wishes, but that wasn't a rule here, so.....:-P)

But in my reality we all get more than 3 wishes in our lives. As a Wiccan, I believe in
the force of nature that we call magick. And anyone who believes in a practices magick is
making wishes each time.....wishes with bushels of emotion and intent. So really, the number
of these "wishes" we get in one human lifetime is infinite.

Yes, there is cause and effect and we should carefully consider the possible outcomes to the
possible manifestations of any wishes we make, but there are effects to every breath we take, word
we speak, step we take, embrace of another, and bite of food. If we over-worry about all of the
limitless possibilities for effects our wish manifestation could have, no one would ever wish or
create magick again and ........we would cease to exist because wishes spring from hope and hope
motivates us to continue on in our lives day to day.

Thanks for the fun question!

Three Wishes Jan 27th. at 10:21:39 am EST

Adaryn (San Antonio, Texas) Age: 24 - Email

1. I wish happiness and security for my daughter.
2. I wish happiness and security for my other daughter.
3. I wish happiness and security for my son.

Works out nicely :)

My Three Wishes Jan 27th. at 9:37:58 am EST

jerry l ethridge (shelina mo) Age: 47 - Email

1 to live forever. 2. to be healthy. 3. for all humanity to have this as well.

Hmmm Jan 27th. at 9:35:40 am EST

Mathair Cat (TN) Age: 29 - Email

(1) A better, peaceful, none diseased world for my five children to grow up in. (I know that is probably unrealistic and naive--but I hope)

(2) To live comfortably, instead of pay check to pay check.

(3) That the love of my life (my husband) would feel life without pain of his arthritis & RSD. So that he could be happy and healthy and not so tired and sore all the time.

I am sure there are TONS of things I could have listed for myself. But these are the most important to me right now.

*Mathair Cat*
"Your heart is free, have the courage to follow it"

Depends... Jan 27th. at 9:28:18 am EST

amy wallen (southampton, england) Age: 22 - Email

i have asked myself or been asked this question many times. i guess being a pagan and having to deal with that extra responsibility brings with it a habit of always looking for the catch. i know everything depends on everything else and you can't get something for nothing.

having said this, supposing no harm could ensue, these would be my wishes...

1) all to share in the abundance of the earth
("from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs"

2) an end to oppression in all its forms

3) that we actively rebuild the earth's environment.

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