This is part of my overall personal interest in creativity and
understanding the human spirit.
(As a reward for your participation, feel free to download
an image of a beautiful
wishing stone of your choice.)
Since the dawn of civilization, humans have been fascinated by the notion of wish fulfillment. From mythological genies in bottles offering three wishes, to religious prayers, to witchcraft, to children's whispered entreaties while blowing out candles on a birthday cake, humans are continually wishing, wishing, wishing....
What do people wish for today? Are people more materialistic or spiritual? How do our wishes correlate with such parameters as gender, age, or country? My intent is to catalog and publish a collection of people's wishes from around the world and from people of all ages. Consider this a fun and informal psychological study, or something that might make stimulating reading in a small paperback book. Can you help add to my wish catalog?
Here's the scenario: you are walking along a path and come to a colorful stone. As you pick up the stone, you hear a voice. "Squeeze the stone with all your might, and your wishes will be granted. Use the stone as often as you like." You hold the stone in your trembling hand for a few seconds, close your eyes, and make your wishes. What are your wishes? Why did you wish for them?
Actual Form below: