When you wish for something hard enough, you just might get it. Then comes the part about how hard you thought about what happens next, as in being careful what you wish for. Jiminy Cricket says nothing about which star you should wish upon, nor about possible evil consequences of choosing poorly. How about the venerable first star I see tonight? Does that imply a filter, a guarantee against bad choices and evil consequences? Suppose you say you’re bored stiff and wish something interesting would happen? By interesting you mean? Who cares? Nothing could be worse than this. Let’s give it a shot: I really wish something interesting would happen. Oh-oh.

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