"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?" eNotes Editorial, 20 July 2011, https://www.enotes.com/topics/soc/questions/you-could-have-one-thing-world-what-would-why-393259.
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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.
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.
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...
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...
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