A list of things I've wished for throughout the years:
(This is by no means an exhaustive list. And it's only for entertainment purposes:)
When I was one:
I wished I was taller.
When I was two:
I wished I could eat ice cream and/or chocolate cake every day.
When I was seven:
I wished I could write a world-famous novel.
When I was nine:
I wished I could fly.
When I was ten:
I wished I could stay up late all the time.
When I was twelve:
I wished I was better at things.
When I was thirteen:
I wished I was smarter and could read minds.
When I was fourteen:
I wished I had a laptop.
When I was fifteen:
I wished the people around me weren't upset and worried.
When I was sixteen:
I wished I wasn't upset and worried.
When I was seventeen:
I wished I could build a time machine.
When I was eighteen:
I wished I had a money tree.
When I was nineteen:
I wished decisions were easier to make.
When I was twenty:
I wished for opportunities to do awesome stuff and make a difference in the world.
Funny how pretty much nothing has changed.
I still wish for all of those things, although some aren't as much of a problem as they used to be. Also, I'm happier now. Wishing is fine. But I'm happy with how things are. :)