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Motives are critical!

An elderly man on the beach found a magic lamp. He picked it up and a genie

appeared. "Because you have freed me," the genie said, "I will grant you a

wish." The man thought for a moment and then responded, "My brother and I had

a fight 30 years ago and he hasn’t spoken to me since. I wish that he’ll

finally forgive me."

There was a thunderclap, and the genie declared, "Your wish has been granted.

You know," the genie continued, "most men would have asked for wealth or fame.

But you only wanted the love of your brother. Is it because you are old and


"No way!" the man cried. "But my brother is, and he’s worth about $60


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