If wishes were fish, we’d all have some fried. There is an old saying, “Be careful what you wish for.” Every day three or more times, we say that we wish we could have this or wish we could have that. We do not realize that wishes also come with negative outcomes. If you had three wishes, then what would they be? In the book “The Monkey’s Paw,” they wish for things that aren’t sensible and bad things to happen. The first wish is for money, and their son gets caught in the machinery at his work, and they collect the amount of money they wished for. Their second wish is for their son to come back to life and come back as a zombie. Both these wishes resulted in bad things happening because they weren’t smart when they made their wishes. If I were to have the opportunity to make three wishes, my wishes would be: for me to be a professional skier, not having to worry about money, and having a condo in Park City, Utah. I feel that wishing for things and not coming true will indeed be a blessing in the end.
I said that for my first wish, I would like to be a professional skier. This is one of my many dreams when I grow older. If I were able to be a professional skier, my life would be perfect because I would be able to ski around the world, and I would be able to meet other famous skiers. An example of a Famous skier is Glen Plake, and he was a punk skier/skateboarder who has a mo-hawk. He has a very wild appearance, but like in most cases, looks can be deceiving. He is one of the nicest people alive because he has donated some out of every one of his checks to help homeless people, and he also supplies money to prevent child abuse. He is one of my role models, and even though his hair is different, he has a big heart.
Also, my wish to be a professional skier could have negative happenings. For instance, I could be skiing and get caught in an avalanche and die. I could also slide on a forty-degree ice face and die, or I could also have a friend be hurt or die because I was careless. So many things can happen depending on the conditions and the environment. Skiing is a very dangerous sport, and there is a lot of risks in doing it, and in doing it, you take risks. I hope nothing like this ever happens to me, but that is the risk I take. For my second wish, I wished for me never to have to worry about money. Like most humans on the earth, we all would never like to have money problems. I would like enough to live on and no more. Some people may say that I am nuts, but that would be enough to make me happy. An example in the Monkey’s Paw is when they wish for a lot of money.
They are just fine the way they are, but they get greediness that we all get now and then, and they ask for more. They made a big mistake, and they paid for it with their sons’ life. Many bad things could occur with this wish also. For example, one of my loved ones could be killed like the book, and I would get the money that way. I could be paralyzed or terribly hurt and could collect insurance money. An example of greed is in my family. I have an uncle who is very wealthy and treats everybody else in our family like we are dirt under his feet. Although I don’t want to see it happen, I feel that one day he will pay for it. My last wish is for me to have a Holiday home in Paris or New York. I love Paris and New York; I am destined to live in a busy city. Paris and New York are like my dream destination in life, to be in a city full of people, shops and attractions, and to be in a city where there are many business opportunities, such as acting.
As with all wishes, this one has many negative side effects. For instance, an avalanche could wipe out the town, or the holiday home could burn down. I would have to visit all the time, and I wouldn’t have time to do things that I want to do. Almost anything can happen when you wish for something that you necessarily don’t need. In this paper, I talked about the three things that I would wish for, and they were: for me to be a professional skier, to have enough money never to have to worry again, and for me to have a holiday home in Paris or New York. I said that you need to be careful in what you wish for. This holds because you never know what tomorrow brings. Anything possible can happen, and we build our own futures. Whenever you start to wish for something, just stop and think for a minute and make sure it is what your heart truly desires.