Two old-timers and a newcomer were stranded on an island. After
several months, one of them found a lantern on the beach, polished
it clean, and out popped a genie. "In return for my freedom, I will
grant each of you one wish", announced the genie.
The first old timer said, "I have a loving wife at home, my
relationships with my children have been healed, and I have
four beautiful grandchildren. I surely do miss them. I wish I
were back home again." Poof. His wish was granted.
The second old timer said, "I miss my family too. And before
we were stranded, I had a wonderful career and a beautiful
home. I wish to go home too". Poof. His wish was granted.
The newcomer said, "My wife left me, my children hate me, I
lost my house and job. I have nothing to go back home to. The
only friends I had in the whole world were my two buddies here
on the island, and they’re gone. I sure do wish they here now."