(originally posted on my blog on April, 17th 2015.)
What would you ask for if you knew the answer was ‘yes’?
- Author Unknown.
I stumble to this question on r/askreddit posted way days ago, though some people didn’t answer it seriously, but this one hits me. I quickly doodled it down with the closest brush I can reach in my table. I made this one earlier at work, and I show it to several coworkers. I asked them this very same question.
The business director said “Money,” and I said, “No, I mean, beside money.” - and he took several seconds to think & said; “Stock/shares from the largest company in the world - So i can get money, and i can buy ticket to travel around the world.” he said that in one breath.
And then I asked the social media team the same question and I briefly said ‘you can’t say money’ to her- and she just silent thinking, and then I asked my fellow interactive designer the same question, and she went ‘hmmm’ thinking and have not yet gave answer until now haha.
I turned my back and asked the social strategist guy; and he said,
“Dear God, can I go to Jannah (heaven)?” - for a moment there I stunned and shackled. The others answered ‘Can I get 500% raise’ and ‘Would I be happy all my life’ - etc.
It is interesting to see some people answered it; some in doubt, or in split seconds with confidence, or with utter silence, or with a loud ‘hmmmm’ plus furrowed eyebrow.
Then, I asked my self;
“What would you ask for if you knew the answer was yes?” -
It only took me a second to say “Will I survive in this cold cruel world?” - and I want a solid “Yes.” to believe in. I mean, everyone will survive in their own term, eventually. It’s just.. sometimes I need to be told to, to make sure, as a grip, to invoke my courage.
Hmm. And you, What would you ask for?
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So many bad things had happen to them, that I just wish I could wipe them out and see my parents smile again, with no troubles in their mind...
I could go on, but, my problems are so first world that it might border on elitist.
Ok, no, I do have one, If I could take the hurt out of my friend who watched a man die yesterday while she was on the phone with 911, I would ask for that. Instead I'll ask that she has the strength to work through it.