There was a man who was granted many wishes. His first wish was for money, and he was given more than he could ever spend. His second wish was for power, and he was placed upon the throne. His third wish was for immunity from the consequences of his actions, and so the judges of the land agreed to place him beyond the reach of the law and justice.
His fourth wish was for universal adoration, and he never forgave those that would not grant it.
1. Written on July 16th, 2019
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