Sunday Question – What’s Your Most Audacious Wish?

You know, most of the time when a question like this is asked of someone, they give one of those politically correct answers that we all know is a lie. Come on now; I mean, you’re going to tell me that if you had the opportunity for anything you ever wanted the one thing you’d wish for is world peace?

Nope, not buying it. Few people are that magnanimous in life. And truthfully, it’s not even number one at the top of many lists for people who want to help others. For instance, world peace doesn’t cure hunger. It doesn’t kill pollution, nor clean waters. It can’t stop disease. These are great goals, and there are some folks who might wish for these things. Yet I’d be hard pressed, if I were honest, if I had one audacious dream, something I really wanted, and I gave it away like that. It’s not a tangible wish; how would any genie or whomever even be able to determine what that was?

Instead, I ask this question because I want you to be selfish. Not necessarily because I want it to totally be about you, but because reality states that when you have what you need to reach your ultimate dream, you actually have enough to help take care of some of those other things that might be on your mind. If you’re wealthy, you can have anything you want, and also give whatever you want to others to help them without hurting yourself. And there’s nothing wrong with that.

Back to the question. This one wasn’t really easy for me way back when. I couldn’t really think of anything I wanted other than money; isn’t that a shame? It actually took me about a month to come up with something that, at the moment, is kind of unreachable. I mean, I started out by wanting a soda fountain machine, but those don’t cost much. Then I said I wanted an Aeron chair, and it turns out that in the scope of things that wasn’t all that expensive either (though I just couldn’t bring myself to spend $1,300 on one).

Then it hit me; I want a big, expensive home that I get to help design and that I get to pay off immediately and just have my peace of mind. Oh yeah! Then I ran into a snag that I still have, that being I have no real vision of what I want it to look like on the outside. The best I have is that I want it to be a one-story home; no steps for this guy. I don’t have any steps for my house now except 4 little steps from my deck in the back. I’d eliminate even that in my dream house.

Ah, but what do I want in my dream house? I want space! I want an extra large bedroom. I want an extra large master bathroom, with a separate urinal; come on guys, who wouldn’t want a urinal if you had the space? I want a hot tub or Jacuzzi room with an extra large TV in it so I could possibly see it without my glasses.

I want an extra large kitchen with an island that has the sink in it instead of on the counter, although since I tend to splash a lot I’d probably have to have a panel I could pull up so I’m not always getting water on the floor. I want sound wired through the entire house.

I want solar panels to help conserve my utilities. I want heated coils under the driveway to melt all that snow so that I never have to shovel again, nor pay anyone to clear it, and I want it to look like a brick driveway; heck, it might be a brick driveway. I want the ability to open up my roof and let sunlight in whenever I’m in the mood, although I’d live with skylights.

I want an exercise room and a sewing room for my wife; I know she’d also like a greenhouse. I want a playroom or entertainment room with a large pool table, and I want that room to be able to convert to a media room where, if I’m inclined, I could invite people over to watch special events. I want special lighting where everything can be bright but there are no bulbs shining in anyone’s eyes.

And I want a closed in area that’s actually still outside with comfortable lounge chairs and a fountain where I can go to relax and still enjoy nature in my own way, peacefully and by myself, since I really don’t like being in the backyard.

That’s all I have; I’m sure I could come up with more things later, but truthfully, I’d be happy with just that stuff. So, what are your audacious dreams? Go ahead, share!

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35 comments on “Sunday Question – What’s Your Most Audacious Wish?

  • John Dilbeck says:

    Good afternoon, Mitch.

    I don’t have any audacious wishes. I’m very content with myself and my life.

    I want to be healthy and earn enough money to pay the bills and maybe travel a bit now and then.

    I don’t want a big house or a fancy car.

    The more I downsize and simplify, the better I like it.

    • John Dilbeck says:

      Wait a second. I would like a nice hot tub that would seat a dozen people along with enough room for a massage table.

      • Mitch Mitchell says:

        Now that’s better! I was going to pick on you, but this is just something so audacious that you just have to throw it out there. I like your goal, although I’m not sure I want that many people being allowed to come in. 🙂

    • I agree with you, John. Most of all I want to be healthy and earn enough money to buy a home and to be able to offer my family all necessary. And…Of course, there a lot of other thing that I would like to have but health is the most important.

  • Hmmm.. my most audacious dream? Is to live in a penthouse in NYC in an upscale neighborhood with the latest gadgets, a 80 inch HDTV, and financial freedom. I want to be a venture capitalist and spend my days chatting with startup founders, attending startup seminars, and traveling to exotic places. I want to be a serial entrepreneur and start companies when I’m bored with venture capital. I want the envy of hot women all around the world, and I want to be a playa!

    • Mitch Mitchell says:

      I like all of those except having to keep starting up companies Henway. I just want the money without that much work. 🙂

  • Jessica Sieghart says:

    I would have beautiful condos all over the world full of every technogadget imaginable and a private plane because I hate airports and all the flying delays. I’d have a cleaning crew and chefs travel with me and I’d spend day after day just exploring with the family, learning new languages and writing about it.

    • Mitch Mitchell says:

      Wow, that’s sweet Jessica. Course, why not just ask for transporters that actually work so you don’t have to waste all that time flying? 😉

  • I’m with you, Mitch: I’d want space. But I’m talking about outer space, as in a trip to the Moon. I know it’s grueling and uncomfortable in a lot of ways, but I’d still go tomorrow. Well, maybe not tomorrow, because I have to renew my car registration and pay some bills, but first thing Tuesday.

    • Mitch Mitchell says:

      Outer space; ouch! You know, when I was younger I wanted to go into outer space, but after two big disasters and an increasing fear of heights, I’ll be leaving that up to others; you can have that dream. lol

  • Then you need a lovely buxom maid to keep it clean, the money to pay for it’s upkeep not to mention the rates and taxes that need to be paid on an expensive home. I’m assuming of course that your government is as greedy as ours and the more your house costs the more you have to pay them.

    Me, I reckon I would wish for the winning lottery ticket for one of those super draws, you know the one where you could win like $30 million or something. Then I would have enough to build my dream home, maintain it, grow my wealth and the facility to use that wealth to help others.

    • Mitch Mitchell says:

      Well Sire, the thing is that if I have the money to buy my dream home outright, it assumes I have the money already to handle taxes and the rest. I don’t know about a lovely buxom maid, but someone who’s competent to help keep the thing clean wouldn’t depress me at all.

      • Sorry but that is an unrealistic assumption. I know of a lot of people who have bought their dream home only to lose it because they couldn’t afford to maintain it. Fair enough they had a mortgage to pay and all and you said that you had enough to pay it outright but that doesn’t imply that you kept enough to pay all your bills.

  • Allan Douglas says:

    OK, if we’re going to get down and audacious, I’d like to be the next A.C. Clarke or Isaac Asimov. Why is that audacious? Because I have yet, in 30 years of trying, been able to sell a single piece of SciFi. I have managed to get a couple in print by giving them away, but never sold one. And that just kills me since SciFi is my absolute most favorite fiction genre. I read so much of it, you’d think it’s be oozing out my pores and writing it would be second nature. Not so.

    That is my audacious wish. But if I can’t have that, an end to world hunger would do.

    • Mitch Mitchell says:

      Nope, you don’t get world hunger, since it’s not selfish enough, so selling sci-fi works is the dream. And I like it.

  • Nick Grimshawe says:

    I would live somewhere tropical, with a large two story house on a beautiful beach, with a bedroom that opens up to a large deck that over looks the beach where I can watch the sun set over the sea.The property would have the most amazing garden on earth full of plants and palm trees. I love palm trees! This would be the center of my publishing empire, and the place I come to recharge before I was off again doing seminars designed to inspire people to be inspired to live their dreams. Oh an I would have an Audi. I just love the sound of that engine! Oh and I would own a hockey team. That never came up before…LOL!

    • Mitch Mitchell says:

      Wow, that’s beautiful Nick, except for the hockey team; I think I’d have to have a baseball team. 🙂 I can actually see your dream; thanks for sharing that.

  • This is very complicated question Mitch! There was a point in my life, when everything was going extremely well. At this moment, of time I believe that I have found enough time for myself to develop myself into a different person. I don’t want anything or I don’t wish anything for me. I have my goals, but at the end of the day, this is nothing more than business. Personally I just want my son to grow healthy and smart like his father. I am not thinking about world peace or what people are thinking about me, actually about 2 days ago, I was called “crazy” by one of my best friends which I know for more than 10 years. Generally, I am looking at myself from time to time and re-building my personality and ideals. I looked one more time after I heard that from her and asked her, do you think what you have said to me and she said, no this was just a joke. Eh, a bit bitter joke for me. I am not seeking perfection or whatever, but definitely I don’t wish anything related to me. Haha, may be go to Mars one day!

    • Mitch Mitchell says:

      Hey Carl, going to Mars is definitely a major type of dream; I’ll stay right here on Earth, thank you very much. As to the rest, I actually understand how many people will say they don’t really wish or need anything, but I tend to believe that we all have dreams and wishes, and if one day we came upon a magic lamp none of us would turn it away. So, it doesn’t hurt having at least that one really big thing that you might not attain; you just might shock yourself and get it.

  • Mitch – I couldn’t stop laughing when you mentioned you would wish for a soda fountain machine. I was the only person I knew of that really wants a soda fountain machine and now it’s good to know I’m not the only one. If I could have my most audacious dreams come true I would probably be like you and get a wildly big house (probably on an island somewhere) and have it paid off for.

    If not a house I would want to have a brand new Corvette. Thanks for posting this it’s always good to envision what you really want.

    • Mitch Mitchell says:

      Thanks John. You know, in my past, when I was a little kid, I had a dream of owning a 1968 Lincoln Continental. Where I live now, it wouldn’t make any sense having a car like that, but if I ever get rich, it’ll be in my collection.

  • I want to buy an RV and travel around the US and Canada.

    It seemed unattainable last year with Ron’s place of employment closing the doors.

    BUT we did get a used camper, found a campgrounds we love to keep it at and now can camp 6 months out of the year.

    This will do until we build the savings back-up and can get an RV……and we may wait until my daughter graduates in 4 years. UNLESS I can convince her to homeschool again!

    Not to mention, after spending a summer or two in the used camper, we’ll have a better idea of what we want in an RV…

    Can’t wait to “Work at Camp” instead of “Working at home”

    And REALLY can’t wait to “Work on the road….”

  • I have a small 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home on a 1 acre lot. I would love to have a bigger home and I can imagine everything about it, even down to the last outlet! I especially want a huge master bedroom with a walk out balcony (I can see the curtains blowing with the warm breeze!) so that I may sit and drink my coffee without even leaving my room until I am polished for the day : D It makes me happy to think about! And of course the balcony would over look my 150,000 acre ranch, just above the lake that the horses are drinking from. Oh, and did I mention this is in Africa?? lol

    • Mitch Mitchell says:

      Oh my, Africa! That sounds very nice, Jasmine, as long as the lions and tigers stayed away. 🙂

  • Ali Mujtaba says:

    My dream is to one day drop off all my web clients and just work for myself for a change. But first I need to increase my budget and get a couple of things in order.

    • Mitch Mitchell says:

      That’s not a bad one, Ali. If you can sustain it, working for oneself is a great goal to have.

      • Ali Mujtaba says:

        Yes but working for different people with different needs is a great opportunity to learn new stuff and tricks. And I feel that there so much out there for me to learn yet….

      • Mitch Mitchell says:

        That’s a good point; the more the merrier and the more opportunities to learn now stuff.

    • Mitch Mitchell says:

      I’m not sure that’s quite selfish enough, Rummuser, but then again, you live in a very dangerous part of the world so maybe it is. It’s certainly not a bad wish, that’s for sure.

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