If you could have one thing in the world, what would it be? Why? If you could have one thing in the world, what would it be?  Why?

Expert Answers

An illustration of the letter 'A' in a speech bubbles
People seem to be interpreting this question in two different ways. I wish for a world where people do not treat each other cruelly and violently. If I am wishing for something for myself, I would wish for a soul mate. I have not yet met the one person I...

Unlock
This Answer Now

Start your 48-hour free trial to unlock this answer and thousands more. Enjoy eNotes ad-free and cancel anytime.

Start your 48-Hour Free Trial
People seem to be interpreting this question in two different ways. I wish for a world where people do not treat each other cruelly and violently. If I am wishing for something for myself, I would wish for a soul mate. I have not yet met the one person I feel a deep connection with, with whom I want to spend the rest of my life.
Approved by eNotes Editorial Team
An illustration of the letter 'A' in a speech bubbles

If I could have one thing in the world it would be true happiness.  If I were truley happy it would be because I had everything I needed.  I would not have to worry about work, money, or health.

Approved by eNotes Editorial Team
An illustration of the letter 'A' in a speech bubbles

I would like a world where people see each other as human beings first, without putting them into social, political, racial, religious or whatever groups available. And some really good chocolate  ;)

Approved by eNotes Editorial Team
An illustration of the letter 'A' in a speech bubbles

I would request that the manner in which we live be sustainable.  That we wouldn't be facing a critical shortage of resources, and the inability to lift more than half the world's population out of abject poverty.  Living sustainably would cure many of the other ills in the world.

Approved by eNotes Editorial Team
An illustration of the letter 'A' in a speech bubbles

For me, it would be to retain my mental and physical health until the day I drop dead.  I do not want to end up wanting to die because of poor health.  I don't want my wife or kids having to deal with me losing my mind and being just an organism they have to care for...

Approved by eNotes Editorial Team
An illustration of the letter 'A' in a speech bubbles

It would have to be financial security. I thought I was about there at one point, but a teacher's life will probably never secure this wish sufficiently. I like to travel, and there's never enough money to take me to all the places I've never been or to where I want to return. If I could only be a little faster on some of my eNotes answers...

Approved by eNotes Editorial Team