We get what we wish for, but we may not recognise it
Wishes do come true, the issue is when, then do we still recognize them when there form becomes realities twisted interpretation of our thoughts. When you seek something with enough vigor, persistently enough, then only time stands in the way of your reality falling into place. When you can't do what you wish for you should then wish strongly and unrelentingly for what you really want.
We are all on borrowed time, we have been loaned our reality, our form and senses, with an expiry date set by nature. But whether we believe in our wishes or not the motion of life will continue upon its course; should we not if given the chance mold that destiny to suit or meet our desires. We should always give sufficient consideration to what we wish for, yet what desire are born we surely have the ability to achieve, therefore we should never abandon these wishes. The most wisest of wish is for your potential to be achieved, to have the strength, persistence and fortitude to perceiver in making what we wish for a reality.
There is no benefit in wishing others were different if we can't change ourselves, we should always strive to create wishes that will expand our horizons, to reach for then achieve our true potential.
Experience teaches us at the expense of our illusions