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You cannot wish for more wishes, nor could you wish you could wish for more wishes, nor could you wish you could wish you could wish for more wishes, and nor could you wish you could wish you could wish you could wish for more wishes.

And no, you can't wish for more genies either.

Okay, loopholes out of the way, let's get to it.

Mine are as follows:
1. Superhuman intelligence.
2. Ageless, regenerating immortality.
3. Not needing to sleep, although I could if I wanted.
 

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1. For me to have more genies(never said I couldn't wish for that!)
2. Too be a genius(super human intelligence)
3. For north Korea to stop making missiles, and to instead mirage back with south Korea to make the ultimate country!
 

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Assuming the genie I get is a traditionally crafty being that allows it's user 3 wishes, but they have to be very specific, realistic, or they'll be turned back upon the wisher, I would go with:

1) A freshly prepared and hot cheese, egg and sausage omelet on a plate with a silver fork and knife. (You're not getting me on the first wish! Unlike a certain fictional, pink hat & shirt wearing bucktoothed boy, I learned from his mistake.)

2) Everyone in the world that is currently alive or will be conceived is obligated to mail / deposit a single US valued dollar through any currency exchange into my bank account only once in their lifetime, and not think anything suspicious of it. (Think of it like a pilgrimage to me.)

3) Karl Marx is revived in the prime of his life in front of me and then promptly eradicated slowly and painful in all forms from existence. This includes actions / memories of everyone, except myself. (I do not care if it creates werehounds or worse... another New Jersey.)
 

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3) All traces of Socialism / Communism / Fascism will be erased from humanity's existence entirely and will never be able to be conceived consciously or unconsciously by thought or experience.
I guess we'd better say goodbye to free healthcare, high quality public schooling, labour unions, a social welfare net, and regulations on corporate activities, then.

Because throughout the 20th century, the capitalist countries of the West incorporated many ideas of socialism, for the purpose of placating workers who might otherwise have been compelled to support communist insurrections.
 

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I guess we'd better say goodbye to free healthcare, high quality public schooling, labour unions, a social welfare net, and regulations on corporate activities, then.

Because throughout the 20th century, the capitalist countries of the West incorporated many ideas of socialism, for the purpose of placating workers who might otherwise have been compelled to support communist insurrections.
That's adorable.

You're confusing the doctrine of Socialism with actions that are not necessarily Socialist in meaning and can be found in Capitalist societies without stating it as 'Socialism' as they are results of a society's actions.

Socialism is classified as 'people owning the means of production democratically'. It does not entitle 'free health-care', which is not free by any means.

Someone else pays for it. Namely through taxes.

High quality public schooling is a joke, namely in America. Also, someone namely everyone pays for it through taxes either directly or implicitly through automatic tax withholding / payroll taxes.

Labour unions. Would be created as a smaller, 'human resources' function of a part of the modern Capitalist system. Not a body all to itself that hinders more than hurts at this point.

Social welfare net. Not only an innate part of Socialism. Before modern Capitalism, there were social welfare nets in the form of churches, charities, orphanages, etc.

And regulation of corporate activities can and does happen without Socialism. It is a legislative process handled by a regulatory system of government authority. And last time I checked, any body that calls itself a government can levy laws and regulations, regardless of economic system. Look at Fascism / Dictatorships for a horrific example regulation gone wrong.
 

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That's adorable.

You're confusing the doctrine of Socialism with actions that are not necessarily Socialist in meaning and can be found in Capitalist societies without stating it as 'Socialism' as they are results of a society's actions.

Socialism is classified as 'people owning the means of production democratically'. It does not entitle 'free health-care', which is not free by any means.

Someone else pays for it. Namely through taxes.

High quality public schooling is a joke, namely in America. Also, someone namely everyone pays for it through taxes either directly or implicitly through automatic tax withholding / payroll taxes.

Labour unions. Would be created as a smaller, 'human resources' function of a part of the modern Capitalist system. Not a body all to itself that hinders more than hurts at this point.

Social welfare net. Not only an innate part of Socialism. Before modern Capitalism, there were social welfare nets in the form of churches, charities, orphanages, etc.

And regulation of corporate activities can and does happen without Socialism. It is a legislative process handled by a regulatory system of government authority. And last time I checked, any body that calls itself a government can levy laws and regulations, regardless of economic system. Look at Fascism / Dictatorships for a horrific example regulation gone wrong.
I'm not saying that countries which feature those things are socialist by default. You misunderstood me there. I agree in that Western countries aren't socialist when the sources of production are privatised.

My point was that those things were borrowed and incorporated into a capitalist system, and the political leaders at the time did so partly out of fear of a communist takeover.

Are those things possible without socialism? Yes. Would we have come around to those things were it not for the influence of socialism? Debatable.
 

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Just curious if it would count as a wish if I asked the genie to tell what it does while spending so much time in that little bottle? Is like a whole other dimension thing, or is it like stuffed in there like a really sucky solitary confinement prison(obviously genie does not need oxygen)?

If after that I still had 3 wishes:

!. An app that would let me spend a total of 20 hours viewing time of true events of the past of my choice(with translation of course). Why only 20 hours? I like to keep some mystery.
2. Yeah, got to go with the money thing, cause financial freedom to pursue own interests and charities would be awsome, but would not want others to know I had all that money.
3. Would like to be musically inclined: singing and playing the harmonica and guitar.
 

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Just curious if it would count as a wish if I asked the genie to tell what it does while spending so much time in that little bottle? Is like a whole other dimension thing, or is it like stuffed in there like a really sucky solitary confinement prison(obviously genie does not need oxygen)?
Asking questions probably wouldn't count as a wish, but the genie likely wouldn't have all day(?) to stick around.

My interpretation of genies is that they're these metaphysical beings which aren't affected by the effects of our dimensional plain, so they wouldn't get hungry or run out of oxygen, and they don't seem to need physical space. I also can't help but wonder whether they perceive time differently too, considering they're likely immortal.
 

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You cannot wish for more wishes, nor could you wish you could wish for more wishes, nor could you wish you could wish you could wish for more wishes, and nor could you wish you could wish you could wish you could wish for more wishes.

And no, you can't wish for more genies either.

Okay, loopholes out of the way, let's get to it.

Mine are as follows:
1. Superhuman intelligence.
2. Ageless, regenerating immortality.
3. Not needing to sleep, although I could if I wanted.
mmmmm tricky question.....

1. The ability to shape shift
2. To understand/speak/read all forms of communication/language
3. For the world to be the best that humans could possibly make it
 

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Teacher asks “If you had three wishes , what would they be?”


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That's adorable.

You're confusing the doctrine of Socialism with actions that are not necessarily Socialist in meaning and can be found in Capitalist societies without stating it as 'Socialism' as they are results of a society's actions.

Socialism is classified as 'people owning the means of production democratically'. It does not entitle 'free health-care', which is not free by any means.

Someone else pays for it. Namely through taxes.

High quality public schooling is a joke, namely in America. Also, someone namely everyone pays for it through taxes either directly or implicitly through automatic tax withholding / payroll taxes.

Labour unions. Would be created as a smaller, 'human resources' function of a part of the modern Capitalist system. Not a body all to itself that hinders more than hurts at this point.

Social welfare net. Not only an innate part of Socialism. Before modern Capitalism, there were social welfare nets in the form of churches, charities, orphanages, etc.

And regulation of corporate activities can and does happen without Socialism. It is a legislative process handled by a regulatory system of government authority. And last time I checked, any body that calls itself a government can levy laws and regulations, regardless of economic system. Look at Fascism / Dictatorships for a horrific example regulation gone wrong.
 

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1. This and every future wish I make will be interpreted and fulfilled exactly as I want them to be.
2. I will be able to gain and lose any additional ability I want at any time.

Since I'm now effectively omnipotent, I do not require a third wish.
 

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I think I'd take the ability to traverse parallel universes. This works almost the same way unlimited wishes does, as I can just travel to a world that's exactly the same as this one + the extra requirement I want. I could practically just go to a world that fits my own imagination's design in every way.
 
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