A while back at a family dinner we were talking about 3 wishes. If a magical genie appeared and offered you 3 wishes, what would they be? Of course obvious things come to mind like unlimited wealth, beauty, long life, happiness...etc.
Then we started thinking a bit more in depth like, "No wars", "World Peace" and things like that.
Someone pointed out, however, that a decree for no more war would put thousands of people out of a job like soldiers and servicemen.
It quickly became evident that even the best intended "wishes" could mess up a lot of people's lives.
Excluding the wishing for more wishes thing, my three magical wishes would be:
1: No more disease or illness of any kind in the world. None. It would just cease to exist.
2: Nobody could lie. Somehow, magically, you just couldn't ever lie again.
3: Teachers would get the highest salaries. :)
The reason I thought of the first one was that I woke up with a stuffy nose. I hate waking up with a stuffy nose. It happens almost every day, and I loathe that feeling. I wished I could never have a stuffy nose again!
I realize no more disease would put a lot of doctors in a different line of work, but even with no disease there would still be lots of accidents, starvation, eating disorders, trauma etc that doctors could help with! But wouldn't it be amazing if there were no more cancer? Flu? Common colds??
Secondly I just am sick of lying. The world is full of it. I feel like most of the major problems on earth (in government, relationships etc...) could be solved by complete honesty. If there were some way to create that I foresee nothing but good that could come of it.
Thirdly, it's ridiculous that teachers make less than basically every other profession when they contribute more to society than anyone else.
So, if a genie appeared to you, what would your 3 wishes be?
Do you see any potential problems with my wishes?
Let's discuss. :)