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To start out today, let's imagine you found a magical lamp. Out pops a genie and offers you one wish - what would it be? Oh, and no cheating and asking for more magical lamps, wishes, or genies!
Hmmm, the old magic lamp question, eh?
I never understood why it's considered cheating to ask for more wishes. That just seems clever! It's only greedy if there's a finite supply of wishes in the world. Is there a scarcity of imaginary wishes? If we're going to dream, why not dream big?!
Fine, fine, fine. I'll play by your rules. One wish. Hmmmm.
My biggest problem with this is that the writer in me can come up with those sci-fi dystopian twist endings for almost any wish. For instance, if I wish for an end to disease, the twist ending is a world where the population far exceeds the planet's ability to sustain it. If I wish for world peace, the twist ending is a populous so bored by lack of conflict that it invents new self-destructive behaviors.
The same goes for wishes that affect only me, but on a smaller scale. It's less a sci-fi dystopian ending, and more a feel-good blockbuster starring Jim Carrey and Gwyneth Paltrow, where everyone discovers that things were better before the wish was made, and the genie agrees to set things back to rights.
So I think I'll just keep it simple and wish for large amounts of cash.
This is exactly why if I ever become a genie, I'm just granting all wishes with a single cup of butterscotch pudding before disappearing
World peace through pudding.
It could work.
Oh, totally *eats butterscotch pudding* it *mmph* could.
Anyone have a napkin?
Anyone have a napkin?
Aha! Don't you wish you had another wish now?
You just used your wish! *butterscotch pudding appears*
Ooooh! The power to *bamf*!
That should have been my wish!