I got this topic idea from watching Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, but it's not about the show itself so I'm posting it in General Discussion.
If you found a magic lamp and were granted three wishes, what would you wish for?
I actually found this harder than anticipated! You could wish to be rich but what exactly would "rich" mean in dollar value? So would you have to be more precise and say you want 10 million dollars or something like that? And once you got the money, how would you use it?? I could see the IRS auditing you if you suddenly claimed to have an income of 10 million dollars and then how would you explain how you got it? If they did accept that you got it from a genie in a magic lamp, they'd probably impose some ridiculous special tax, like 98% of the total.
You could wish to be at your goal weight (if you're overweight) but unless you kept your diet at a calorie point that would keep you at that level, the weight would come right back on and you would basically waste your wish. I suppose you could choose a specific weight and wish to stay at that level no matter how much you ate or how little you exercised. Or you could wish for a personal chef/person trainer, exercise equipment, or some other tool to help you lose the weight. Or perhaps just wish for a body lift after you lose the weight on your own to get rid of the excess sagging skin.
You could wish to live forever but what happens when our solar system expires and you have no means to go elsewhere? Would you be left drifting in space with no food and no oxygen, unable to die? That's a scary thought.
Would you use your wishes to better your own situation, to help those you love, or to help all of mankind?
Would you use your wishes all at once or hold onto them as long as you could, risking dying before you could use some of your wishes?
I'm still mulling over my wishes. I know some of the things I want but the trick is knowing what to wish for to get those things and not to have unintended consequences.