“Be careful what you wish for, lest it comes true.”
While origins of this quote are sketchy, popular opinion suggests that it’s a translation of an old Chinese proverb.
There indeed times when something we want looks far more attractive than it really is. It may be the forbidden fruit.
But I’ve always wondered, how would we know that?
Everything we desire has a 50/50 chance of being beneficial to us. We may wish for something, receive it and it may be good or bad.
Hence I feel that instead of issuing a warning of being careful to wish for it, we should preach the philosophy of, you asked for it so you deal it, good or bad.
Because if don’t have hopes, dreams and ambitions, what are we left with?