never seen before. His curiosity piqued, he decides that he is
going to investigate. Proceeding warily, the seal slowly swims
to the unidentified mass. Suddenly, lights fly out the object to
give the image of a genie. He folds his arms and bellows:
You have set me free. For your effort I will grant you
up to 3 wishes. Know this however: whatever you may wish,
never will it be the one thing you want most. I am
going to count to 10, after which you must make your wishes.
To hear such a statement made the seal incredibly happy.
Let me have the strength to defeat anyone. Give me strength like
you. Let me have speed too. Give me the agility to chase
down all my foes.
Never will anyone be as strong or fast as you are now. I am
going to turn you into the fiercest shark to ever live.
To home swam the seal, imagining how his enemies would
run from his presence now. However, as he neared the waters
around his home, all his family and friends caught sight of him
and fled. Realizing that everyone he cared for would now
desert him, the seal raised his head and invoked his last wish.
You tricked me genie! For my last wish, I wish that I had
never met you. And poof, the seal was back in his original state
going about his own business. What is the purpose of that?
To highlight an analogy. You
make your own destiny. Only
you can make yourself happy. So don't
cry. Instead, pick your heart off the floor and