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If I found a magic lamp, and rubbed it, and the emerging genie would then grant me three wishes, I would spend the first wish on good health for me and mine. I would spend the second wish on getting a magic wallet that would give me an unlimited supply of $20 bills.

And the third and final wish I would use on all world’s political leaders — I would ask that each of them, and their families, to develop a conscience and compassion. And forever more, in perpetuity, in any and every position of authority, the mantle of empathy, understanding, of kindness and consideration for others would be placed upon those who rule.

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