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Aphantasiac ideas of a wish? 2 years 3 weeks ago #537

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I wonder how our wishes appear compared to other folks.

My "wishes" when asked actually tend to be pragmatic.

So, if an organization offered to fulfill a wish, such as Make-a-Wish, etc. I am curious as to what those might be for those of us with aphantasia.

If someone right now asked me to fulfill a wish, my answer is simple, get me into an fMRI right now! I want to see how my brain works.
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Aphantasiac ideas of a wish? 2 years 3 weeks ago #538

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Nathan Buzby wrote:
I wonder how our wishes appear compared to other folks.

My "wishes" when asked actually tend to be pragmatic.

So, if an organization offered to fulfill a wish, such as Make-a-Wish, etc. I am curious as to what those might be for those of us with aphantasia.

If someone right now asked me to fulfill a wish, my answer is simple, get me into an fMRI right now! I want to see how my brain works.

I had an MRI of my brain done recently, I have it on disc so if any docs out there are creeping on this forum I will upload them online for you happily!! ;)
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Aphantasiac ideas of a wish? 2 years 3 weeks ago #539

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My son has type 1 diabetes, he is 5, so I would ask for a cure for that.
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Aphantasiac ideas of a wish? 2 years 3 weeks ago #545

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I would wish for requited romantic love.
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Aphantasiac ideas of a wish? 2 years 3 weeks ago #548

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A cure for Type 2, here is hoping science keeps making headway. Though it is very different than Type 1, my family has lost more than a few souls to uncontrolled blood sugar.

As for requited romantic love....sounds perfectly reasonable to me. Actually, probably be impossible for me, I get stuck in my head too much, but I can totally grasp the appeal! I guess the relationship with my wife is "requited rational and minimalist love with no possession or ownership?" Damn I don't know, we have an interesting relationship, friends often comment that our gender roles are reversed as well, but we are not big on engendering anyhow haha.

Thanks for the responses though
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Aphantasiac ideas of a wish? 2 years 3 weeks ago #550

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Nathan Buzby wrote:
we have an interesting relationship, friends often comment that our gender roles are reversed as well, but we are not big on engendering anyhow haha.

Thanks for the responses though

Gender is a bullshit concept anyway.
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Aphantasiac ideas of a wish? 2 years 3 weeks ago #554

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I actually wrote a blog post titled "Gender is…bullshit pretty much based on faulty context"
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Aphantasiac ideas of a wish? 2 years 3 weeks ago #557

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Nathan Buzby wrote:
I actually wrote a blog post titled "Gender is…bullshit pretty much based on faulty context"

Of course you did my #teamaphantasia super friend.

Of fucking course you did.

Great t-shirt idea "Gender is bullshit. Pluto is a planet too"
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Aphantasiac ideas of a wish? 2 years 3 weeks ago #559

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Haha nice. I considered posting the link, but it was back in my post-existential manic phase and so is a bit more aggressive and rambling than I prefer =) That and my blog is traditionally huge chunks of block text, not something you would want to read, when a simple title sums it up so well!
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Aphantasiac ideas of a wish? 2 years 3 weeks ago #562

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Nathan Buzby wrote:
Haha nice. I considered posting the link, but it was back in my post-existential manic phase and so is a bit more aggressive and rambling than I prefer =) That and my blog is traditionally huge chunks of block text, not something you would want to read, when a simple title sums it up so well!

:) I hear ya.
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Aphantasiac ideas of a wish? 1 year 9 months ago #2147

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Same wish I ask Santa Claus every year.

I wish for world peace.

After he pulls that out of his "bag" I am gonna stop being selfless.

I wish I could have world domination!
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Aphantasiac ideas of a wish? 1 year 9 months ago #2170

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I would wish for the ability to dream.
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Aphantasiac ideas of a wish? 1 year 8 months ago #2387

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I too have been wishing lately for some sort of brain scan study on myself.

For a less realistic wish...Id like full powers to fly around the sky
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Aphantasiac ideas of a wish? 9 months 3 weeks ago #4795

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I wish I was a (talented) painter
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