What would you wish for from a genie?

@Maggiepie (7821)
United States
September 24, 2009 4:31pm CST
[b]I don't know from whence came the idea that genies (or djinn...which are actually very powerful demons, according to scholars of their cultural origins) grant 3 wishes. If you read any of the 600+ "Arabian Nights," genies often stayed with their "masters" for life, doing many things for them (Even Disney's "Aladdin" got that right. Oddly, though, the story was originally set not in Arabia, but China!). Just for the purposes of this discussion, however, you're limited to 3. I've always wished for all the money lost before a hundred years ago (so I wouldn't get anyone else's money who's still living, & needs it), to be perfectly healthy, & finally, to always be understood. We can putter around for my thought process behind those choices, or do as my title up there suggests, i.e., tell everyone what you would wish for, & why. Your ball, friends! Maggiepie "WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?"[/b]
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@Tantrums (949)
• Philippines
25 Sep 09
1. To be able to master any skill within 1 month (playing an instrument, lockpicking, heart surgery, etc.) This would also indirectly take care of any money-oriented wishes, and probably any romantic pursuits as well. 2. Anytime I think of an awesome idea, invention, song, or movie, it is automatically karmically "patented", meaning everyone else in the universe is excluded from thinking of it and doing it before I get a chance to. 3. And last, World Peace! hahaha!
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@Hatley (162159)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Sep 09
world peace of course and now may I sell you the Brooklyn bridge too. he he he he.
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
25 Sep 09
[b] Okay, Tantrums, I'll accept the last because the 1st 2 are so clever & original, & because I recognize #3 for the jest it is! Maggiepie "WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?"[/b]
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
25 Sep 09
[b]Gosh, Hat! Of course I'll take it! How many flavors does it come in? Maggiepie "WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?"[/b]
• Philippines
25 Sep 09
1. to get married soon with a loving and responsible man and blessed with two healthy kids 2. own a house and lot in a good subdivision 3. start a profitable business
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
25 Sep 09
[b]Very sensible. Also humble. Good wishes, not flashy, & genie friendly, too. Maggiepie "WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?"[/b]
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
24 Sep 09
I did something like this and got so many "World Peace" responses that the discussion became tired. Hope you have better luck. End of this recession or another time period of prosperity for all on this planet. The health I had when I was 25 for the rest of my life. For terrorists to blow themselves up while making the bombs in seclusion and away from everyone else.
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
24 Sep 09
[b]Yes, I did think I'd get the "visualize whirled peas" response, but decided to risk it anyway. Another time, maybe I'll do the "5 books you'd want to have on a desert island," & hope for no cliches, too. Call me crazy. Thanks for your answers. I especially like that last one! Maggiepie "WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?"[/b]
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
25 Sep 09
A desert isle or deserted isle? Oh please do that one. I know what books I want!
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
25 Sep 09
[b]Okay! Only now, I'll have to think up my can't-do-without five! Maggiepie "WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?"[/b]
@blackbriar (9126)
• United States
26 Sep 09
I only have 2 wishes. First one is for my family to be healthy and just die of old age. second would be not wealth exactly, but to be able to stick my hand in my pocket and pull out enough money to cover expenses but nothing frilious. That way we would be healthy and comfortable.
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
26 Sep 09
[b]Okay, since you've left one wish unwished, I'll take it. I wish for your wishes to come true. Maggiepie "WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?"[/b]
• United States
26 Sep 09
awwww thanks Maggies. I tried the spagetti squash like you and Elic make it and the whole famiy inhaled it. lol I used a lb. of lean ground beef and 2 cans of the Manwich sauce instead of tomato sauce. I kept some of the seeds so will be planting that next spring as well.
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
27 Sep 09
[b]That's Elic's recipe; I've never actually tried it. I do have a great milk-less potato soup that's very tasty, though. Before MyBot notices we're talking recipes... here it is. It's supremely easy! * 5 lbs Idahos, scrubbed clean eyes & bad spots removed but skins left on, cut into 2 inch (or so) square chunks. * One whole onion--any large kind (but a couple of cups of peeled perl onions or 5 bunches of chopped green onions will do). * TBS each dried basil, rosemary, sea salt, powdered garlic (or 3 cloves mashed fresh garlic), freshly-ground black peppercorns to taste, 4-5 fresh bay leaves. * A huge pot. * Enough water to cover deeply the entire lot of ingredients. Boil all together but the basil (add that a few minutes 'til you finish cooking). Simmer 'til potato chunks are firm but done, & the broth is cloudy. Let cool 'til the smell drives you crazy & serve. If it's not Lent, serve with a bit of extra sharp cheddar & some smoked ham (Black Forest is great), & the blackest pumpernickel bread you can buy, lightly toasted, lightly buttered. It's better on the second day...if you don't throw a party & it all disappears on the first day! Maggiepie "WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?[/b]
@feodda (579)
• Philippines
25 Sep 09
I'll wish for: 1. Successful in LIFE. 2. Good Health to me, my family and my future family. 3. Get married to the person I love and who love me more than I do and love me for what I am.
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
25 Sep 09
[b]Tell you what I'd like to ask for my "4th" wish: that people such as you continue to populate MyBot. Welcome, feodda! Good to have you here! Maggiepie "WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?"[/b]
@feodda (579)
• Philippines
25 Sep 09
Thanks!!!
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
27 Sep 09
[b] Maggiepie "WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?[/b]"
@Melbee11 (233)
• United States
26 Sep 09
I would wish for a good life. Also wish for me to get into a good college for photographer. After wish for a big huge house. That would be awsome if they excisted.
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
26 Sep 09
[b]Nunh-ungh! "Real" genies are extremely evil & dangerous! But I know what you mean. It would be nice if life came with short cuts & guarantees, at least sometimes. Maggiepie "WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?"[/b]
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
27 Sep 09
[b]WHAT? WHAT HAPPENED??! I'm sorry, Melbee! The "answer" you see below your post was not for you, but for someone who wished they had a genie--but that post is now gone!!! You wishes are fine, wonderful wishes! I hope you get them all! Maggiepie "WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?"[/b]
• United States
25 Sep 09
I guess the first wish would be to get unlimited wishes. Just kidding. The first one would probably be to be content inside. The second would be health. The third and final wish would be to be able to help people in any way they needed help. I think that having unlimited money, power, or any other temporal wish would never be completely fulfilling. If a person is happy inside and content, has good health, and is able to help people then what more could they ask for. In this way a person truly lives life to the fullest.
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
25 Sep 09
[b]Please tell me you're still single (& male)! Maggiepie "WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?"[/b]
• United States
26 Sep 09
I am a male, but not single. Don't worry there are many good fish in the sea still.
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• United States
24 Sep 09
I like your wishes, very interesting choices. I can think of about 100 things I could use right now in the way of help but since we're only allowed three, I guess I'll have to think carefully. Number One, would be like yours, to stay healthy for many more years to come. Number Two, would be to have a little bit of money to open my own small business. I don't need alot, just a little to get me going because I'm a hard worker, just out of work right now like a million other people. Number Three, would be that the business would prosper so I can help my daughters out and be happy when I leave this world. Like I said, there are a ton of things I could wish for right now but I think that would do me just fine for the moment, and I'd be happy...
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
24 Sep 09
[b]Reasonable wishes, all. Some folks believe only gobs of money makes a person happy. I will say, it's easier to be rich & unhappy than poor & unhappy, though! Maggiepie "WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?"[/b]
• United States
24 Sep 09
HaHa, I have to agree with you on that one...I'm poor and unhappy right now. That's why I thought I'd be nice and just ask for little things, lol! I don't need no more bad luck!
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@coolcat123 (4392)
• India
29 Dec 09
I would wish from genie to make me healthy so that I can earn some wealth from it and lead a wise life. So, three wishes in one go.
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
30 Dec 09
Good work! Three wishes in one! Maybe that means you still have 2 to go! Depends on how generous a djinn you've decanted, I suppose. Very clever! I'd have answered sooner, but I've been distracted & a bit busy lately. Sorry! Thanks for replying! Maggiepie MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR!...^..^
@jatacs (130)
• Philippines
25 Oct 09
i could wish foremost "i wish to give me more wishes"............",) its an unlimited wish yeheey!!is it accepted?
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
27 Oct 09
[b]That depends entirely on the genie you get. Some are very generous, & stay with their emancipators their whole lives, giving them anything they ask for, but others only grant one, two or three wishes, while yet others have been trapped so long they go insane & vow to slaughter the one who was so "late" in setting them free! My advice: don't be greedy. Just ask for the amount the genie offers you! Maggiepie OBAMA'S AN ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT.[/b]
• Philippines
24 Oct 09
if I found a genie,I would ask for 3 wishes.I would wish for health and wealth for my family.next is I would ask to have positive,kind friends.last is I will wish wealth and health for myself.if I do have a genie who will serve me for life,I will also ask for a big house in a farm with lots of animals and trees and a wardrobe full of vintage clothes,nice shoes,and lovely lingerie.
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
27 Oct 09
[b]Ah. So you'd wish as those in the classic fantasies do--that you'd have a genie who sticks around! As well as the usual wealth & health--all great wishes. Of course, not all genies offer the same deal. Some just give you 1 to 3 wishes, & then--bye bye! When that happens, you'd better think very carefully, because genies are tricksters! Maggiepie OBAMA'S AN ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT.[/b]
@arkaf61 (10891)
• Canada
27 Sep 09
AH..... the 3 wishes :) I like the way you think, and I like your wishes. Specially being thoughtful enough to wish money that wouldn't be missing from some living person. That says a lot about you, and I like that.Without a doubt health is ( or at least in my opinion should be ) a wish that everyone would make.Your last wish leaves me thinking a bit. I am sure that you are not worried that you will be misunderstood in general. You express yourself well, and are clear in what you say, so I wonder what is is worrying you in terms of being understood. Not words, for sure. But it's your wish, you will know better than anyone why. Myself? I suppose like everyone else, I would wish for health for me and my family ( does that count as 2 wishes? ), I would probably wish for a job that fulfilled me and paid me enough to live comfortably ( 2 again? LOL )and the third one probably love and harmony within my family. I would find health to be my most important wish, without it there is no way to enjoy most other things anyway, The next two are equally important for me, because they kind of link together. I have experienced that without money - thus a good paying job - family often runs into problems even when love and harmony are present. I wish I could still believe that love conquers all, but I have learned it isn't exactly so. A job that fulfills me will allow me to enjoy it and stay motivated to do it, which in turn would bring a positive attitude needed to be open to love and harmony. Love and harmony would bring an atmosphere of pleasure and joy that would help me to function well in my job...see... they're all related, maybe it should be only one wish LOL
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
27 Sep 09
[b]Thank you, Ark! I have though very carefully about my wishes, especially that first. If you consider it closely, you'd realize I'd be the richest person who ever existed! As for my wish to be always understood, it's core deep, as I've been misunderstood so badly by some people that it's hurt me (& sometimes them!). I doubt a lot of people would wish the same, but I surely do! Have you ever been so misunderstood by someone that you were hurt? Lost a good friend, even? If so, perhaps you'll see why I wished that! Yes, the older I become, the more I wish I had the health I had at, say, 16 or even 20. I don't, & it has cost me much (& here, I don't refer to money, although that is a factor). I had a wonderful, very fulfilling job--it was my health that lost it for me, so I do relate to your second wish! Perhaps if I had your third wish, I wouldn't have needed my third wish as much as I do. Great wishes all, Ark! Maggiepie "WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?"[/b]
• Canada
25 Sep 09
I'd probably wish for health, maybe win the lottery (not the big win necessarily, just enough that I don't have to stress about the bills), and maybe more free time.
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
26 Sep 09
[b]Amen to those wishes! Especially the health. If I were healthy again, heck, I could get a decent job & earn enough money on my own to not be stressed over bills! Maggiepie "WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?"[/b]
@Hatley (162159)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Sep 09
hi Maggiepie well for me, it would be wish number one,that my son gets a job at once that pays a really good salary. wish no 2. we get enough money to put down all that is needed 'for an two bedroom apartment for at least three months. Wish no.3. that I can get our stuff out of storage and' move into this new apartment very soon. okay so this is all just wishes but it was fun while it lasted so back to reality for now. nice discussion.
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
25 Sep 09
[b]Hey, I can get behind those. And as for reality, as I view such, dreams & wishes are a vital part of that. If not, we'd still be shivering in dank, dark caves! Also, thanks for the kudos! Maggiepie "WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?"[/b]
• United States
24 Sep 09
Hi Maggiepie! If I were granted 3 wishes from a genie I think they would be for #1 me to be close to both my sweetheart and my family (as they live in different states), #2 that my family and I would always be provided for and #3 for my family and I to always be happy. I know they're not elaborate, whimsical wishes but I really focus on the simple things to make me happy. :-)
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
24 Sep 09
[b]Well, happiness comes from within, so maybe what you're wishing for, really, is to know how to be happy with what you receive. Some folks never learn that trick. Maggiepie "WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?"[/b]
• United States
24 Sep 09
My 3 wishes would be a long life, best of health and the final third wish would be..LET US SEE THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE!~
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
24 Sep 09
[b] Amen to that!! Maggiepie "WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?"[/b]
@leoling (173)
• Singapore
24 Sep 09
My wish is a simple one. Hope people around me are safe from bad things happen. It's really sad when really bad things happen to the people you know or around you.:(
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
24 Sep 09
[b]I love that. What a kind wish, but...what about the other 2 wishes? Maggiepie "WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?"[/b]
@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
24 Sep 09
I think I would wish for some time off. My husband and I both work seven days a week right now to make ends meet. It would be nice to be able to drop down to 5 days a week and have a couple of days off.
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
24 Sep 09
[b]Good one! Some people would choose to just not work yet be rich. Wise folks understand the value of work to one's sense of well-being. But you still have 2 wishes! Is there naught else you could wish to have or do or be? Even for someone else? Maggiepie "WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?"[/b]