Why do we wish upon stars?

For so many years we've heard things like "When you wish upon a star" and "Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight, I wish I may, I wish I might, have this wish I wish tonight". I'm just wondering, what are the origins of humans wishing upon stars?

7 Answers

  • Jakey
    Lv 5
    9 years ago
    Best Answer

    Because there's a mystery about them, why are billions of stars/planets floating around aimlessly in nothingness? Why? How? Also we are made to believe God is above...

  • 9 years ago

    When a star shoots across the sky it is so beautiful and when you look up and can actually see stars, it's amazing, it looks like magic and people wish on magic

    Shooting stars are like magic and those saying give people hope and allow people to think that there is a chance for their wildest dream to come true <3

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    For a long time, perhaps since the beginning of civilization, people have been intrigued with stars. They believed they held mystical properties that affected their lives, as in astrology. So maybe people thought they were powerful enough to grant wishes. Thats my guess.

  • ?
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Yes, but nothing that couldn't be defined by using simple coincidence. For example, just a few weeks ago at a SF Giants sport, I referred to as out from the bleachers to our lead-off hitter "hi there, Freddie, let's begin this thing off with a triple!" Fred Lewis, the batter in query, was about 470 ft from me, and couldn't in all probability hear me. He hit a triple. Divine intervention? Magic? Or a just right batter with quite a lot of pace?

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  • 9 years ago

    i think it has something to do with the 3 wi(semen) hahaha no.

    yeah the 3 wisemen followed the Star, and they knew that Jesus was born, and that's why we put stars on our christmas trees, blarg

  • 9 years ago


  • 9 years ago

    It's wish-full Thinking. <}:-})

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