| Wish: Desire;
feeling that one needs, wants, or will be pleased by something.
As I use terms, wishes are like desires, except that they may be vaguer or
less well founded or articulated than clear desires, that tend to
relate to ends and values.
What human beings do, in so far they do
it on purpose, is generally dependent
on a desire or wish for something, together with a belief that what they do will further the chances of having their desire or wish
Note that the main curb or
restriction on wishing and desiring are beliefs
, and that beliefs may be more or less rational,
well-founded, based on evidence etc.
And the main human problem here, apart from stupidity and ignorance, is that most people tend to
thinking to decide what their beliefs are: "I wish it were true, therefore
it is true."