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Imagine that you stumbled on the magic lamp of destiny.

The genie introduces himself as a permie-genie-in-training, which means:
1. He can only grant you one wish (you can’t ask for “more wishes” or “more genies”).
2. He’s still in training - so... not that powerful (world peace, millions of dollars, or the perfect love of your life are beyond his powers).
3. He can only grant you a gardening/permaculture/homestead wish (e.g. a new tractor, a lifetime supply of wood chips, more supporting partner/family...)

If you could only have one wish, what would you wish for?

 
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People that I like to work with on my house construction.
 
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Pearl Sutton wrote:People that I like to work with on my house construction.


I can totally relate, Pearl.
Fortunately we had amazing craftsmen working on our house - an artist builder and a genius carpenter.
But what I loved most with these 2 - is that they put their hearts in everything they did.
Wishing you that your wish would be granted soon.
 
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Hi, my wish would be for subcontractor who cared about what they are doing and do it right. Now I have to pay bigger time to get it redone right.
 
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Is "perfect health" an option?

So many things would be doable by myself, if only it didn't hurt so much.

If that's not an option, then I'd like a solar-powered robot that weeds the garden for me.
 
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A shopping spree down the frozen food aisle where I buy nothing else in the store, just frozen food.

My first thought was that the pandemic would end though I like frozen food better.
 
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A tree that grows steak so I don't have to deal with butchers & other protein barons.
 
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Ellendra Nauriel wrote:Is "perfect health" an option?
So many things would be doable by myself, if only it didn't hurt so much.


You know, Ellendra... I’m asking myself this question a lot in my life.

It usually helps me clarify my priorities in life.
Because when my priorities are clear, I can use all my magic and super powers and become my own genie...

I know that when you’re sick - “perfect health” seems very important yet far and maybe unattainable...

But I strongly believe (from my experience) that putting health and healing on top of your priorities and deciding you’re gonna be your own genie - and that you’ll do whatever it takes that is in your powers...

I believe that could help... even a little.

Sending you healing energies from across the ocean.
 
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I wish for the rescue of children, end of child trafficking and prosecution of the iniquitous adults involved.
 
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I would wish for wisdom:

Wisdom to know what crops to plant, and when. This would include annual fruits/veg as well as perennial shrubs/trees.
Wisdom to know how much to plant, and how to properly store the harvest.
Wisdom to "plan ahead" for the future so my family's needs would be met.
 
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James Freyr wrote:I wish for the rescue of children, end of child trafficking and prosecution of the iniquitous adults involved.




God Bless you
 
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First, I'd want some background information on the genie, and a history of what became of previous wish-recipients, what with the whole Monkey's Paw aspect of wishes.

The Monkey's Paw
 
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I think that wisdom is the best thing you could ask for. For it is the gift that keeps on giving. Bless you.
 
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Ronald Rone wrote:I think that wisdom is the best thing you could ask for. For it is the gift that keeps on giving. Bless you.


Good one, Ronald.
Thank you.
 
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I would wish that every time I needed to pay for something I could reach into my pocket and pull out the correct amount of currency to pay my bill.
 
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I would wish for contagious biological homeostasis at an individual's biological peak and condition determined by DNA. I don't think this would result in immortality, but it would render the immune system perfect, so no disease, and effective cellular senescence in peak condition would mean no aging, wouldn't it? You could still die by accident, or be killed.

I think this would tick most boxes. With enough time, we can fix everything, build everything, and grow everything. We'd pretty much have to figure out our systems design and start building habitats and colonies elsewhere. Antisocial people would never stay close enough to me to become infected, so basically only people I could stand would be affected. We'd have a disproportionately large effect on basically everything from food systems to finance to government policy. How many generations of compounded interest alone would it take to become a multi-millionaire? And that would pale in comparison to the impact of long-lived human interconnection and it's effect on back-room deals.

Quasi-immortal Permaluminati, anyone?

-CK
 
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Chris Kott wrote:Quasi-immortal Permaluminati, anyone?


Intriguing...
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