We all have wishes that we strive to accomplish in our lives. It’s a natural part of human existence. We wake up each morning hoping for those dreams to come true. We work hard for them, we speak of them. We feel proud to accomplish them, and jealousy hold onto them when they come into our possession.
Wishes differ from one person to another and are influenced by such things as education, culture, friends, and personal needs. A poor person, for example, wishes to be rich; a sick person wishes to be healthy; a traveler wishes to return home safely; and so on.
We live in a time, however, where there is confusion about what to wish for. People are constantly being bombarded with images and messages that are intended to influence what we want, often without any regard to their morality or true benefit.