One Wish

Last Christmas party we had at DME, we we’re eating with Scott on the same table and he happen to ask one question that was very hard to answer. He asked, “If this Christmas, a genie appears and would ask you for only one wish – it could be anything, but only one, what would you wish for?” After everyone shared what they would wish for, I still couldn’t think of anything. Maybe I just took it a little bit to serious, but then, I was really thinking on the line of what to ask, if it were to happen. That night, I never ended up replying anything. To be honest, I really do not know what to ask for. I don’t wanna ask for fame or fortune or whatever material things because they don’t make people happy – well, not me.  I don’t wanna ask for happiness because I would lose my life’s goal. Yes, I’m still stuck on that childish and selfish thought that my purpose in life is to find my true happiness, whatever it may be.

Until today, while taking a shower, the question found its way to me again, after days of literally forgeting about it. And I thought, I could asked for the power to control time – to go back and forth in time. I would go to ancient times and observe all of them – their cultures, religions, languages, etc. I would want read all of their literature, sing all their songs, speak all their languages and have fun learning. But then, a power that great would probably grant me immortality at some point. And the exchange for it, I guess, would be something of greater pain.

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  1. That’s always been a hard question to answer besides the obvious wish for more wishes. There’s always that thought of wishing for something selfish but then creeps in the wanting to save the world wish.

  2. Yeah that is a very hard question to answer. But I think if you check out [link removed] they could help you out a lot in the long run.

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  3. it’s something like so simple yet it will leave your thoughts wondering bout yeah what could be my true answer to that. our real desire and we still have to solemnly figure it out first for the sake of our own self knowing.

  4. “They say money can’t buy you happiness. Look at the fucking smile on my face! Ear to ear baby!” – Ben Affleck, Boiler Room

    hehehe… enough said… :p

  5. I really like your idea of going back to study all the ancient cultures. I’ve always thought if I had three wishes, they’d be for immortality, to time-travel back to the beginning of human creation, and to have a photographic memory.

    But it’d probably drive me insane after a while, I guess.

  6. If it were to happen then it’ll be really hard. It will bug the hell out me too, for sure.

    I wish you all a happy new year! There you go, one wish ;p

  7. the problem of infinite time and no one to share it with 😛
    could always which to be so type of immortal that can share its ability like a vampire but that kind of imortalitly normally comes with a catch 😛
    but still nothing for something rarely comes along

  8. Yeah that is a very tough question. As I read this it keeps going through my head over and over again. I have no clue what I would choose. I do know that I am probably taking it too seriously just as you were. I would probably choose something like for my family to be happy

  9. I hate when someone asks me that question. I like your answer, too; it’d be pretty nice to go back in time to see events in the past that isn’t recorded in history books, or at least witness recorded events firsthand.

    I’d probably wish for something involving a friend of mine. She hasn’t had a decent life, to say the least.

  10. ang lalim… hehe… but i guess if i was in that situation, i would wish the genie to give me 10 wishes haha..

  11. The danger in that wish, unfortunately, is that you could possibly alter time and change the outcome of the entire world — perhaps even delete your own existence. There are a lot of science fiction stories devoted to that topic.

  12. Young writer might wanted to wish for such incredible gift, but too bad it is impossible to achieve mystical powers on this world. But I think that’s the thrill about being human.

    Oh wait. You have vampire blood. I think I said the wrong words. Haha.

  13. “…Time, it will not wait…no matter how hard you hold on…it escapes you.”

    – Ultemecia

    Hehe it reminds me of Takore ( lolz ) U knw the animated cartoon ” Time Quest ” actually the sushi was good that night you agree? ^_~

    Happy New Year to all.

  14. To have a power to control time is really great ! But it could make you further from your true happiness, who knows….
    I think you should wish for a true happiness… whatever it will be… even it break your life goals….. but it will still a true happiness 🙂

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