To be accurate, what he posted had a lot more text, but it was all this crappy chain-letter language, which I hate, so a little creative cropping, and I share it with you. Whenever something fun or cute comes across my desk with a note attached that I have to “forward it to 17 people in the next eight minutes or kittens die,” I always forward it (I’m a little superstitious that way), but first, I eliminate the horrible curse that goes with it. These are computers we work on — it’s super easy to erase the content you don’t want in your message.
Why forward something that warns of dire circumstances if the reader doesn’t do X-Y-Z in the next six minutes? Are we so desperate to control other people’s behavior that we make them wonder, “Gee, if I don’t follow these instructions, does it really ruin my chances of getting what I want?” That’s just creepy.
And what about the audience who receives that message? Not to be overly-PC about this, or too touchy-feely sensitive, but what if you hit someone on their worst day, and they can’t follow the instructions, and it’s just one more thing that makes them feel like they failed? What if your recipient has OCD, and one stupid note about getting quiz answers right and how many people to send it to costs hours out of his day? Why spread anxiety instead of mirth and cheer?
Enjoy the test. It’s fun.
Make your wish, then manifest it.
Do whatever the hell you want with this post after that.
It will have nothing to do with whether or not your wish comes true.
That is entirely up to you.