How About No?
Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for being realistic but this is actually not entirely true. I don’t mind looking a bit foolish explaining this if this is actually a joke but whatever.
I don’t really believe in wishing upon a star, but on the defense of those that do believe in that; Stars vary in shapes, sizes, energy output, and even chemical composition which allows it to either grow really old before it dies or die a youngster. With this in mind, you’re only a few million lightyears late if the star was rather young and weak or old and at the end of its life and perhaps really distant from your position, and even then you ought to consider a few of the following..
For instance our star, the sun, has a couple billion years of life to go before it turns into a white dwarf star and dies collapsing under its own gravity. Our star is an average star, and average stars are a plenty in this universe.. that’s why they’re called average. So if some hypothetical alien was wishing upon this star, our star, and it was a mere few million light years away, this star would still be alive and kicking off its energy since our star still has some couple billion years to go before it dies. Also, light years are measured by time not distance.
So when you say “FUCK YOU AND YOUR DREAMS YOU’RE A FEW MILLION LIGHTYEARS LATE DOHOHOHOHO >:]” it does not imply that the star is dead but rather that the star you’re viewing now in real-time is but a baby picture of what the star actually is now. It may dead, it may be kicking its few bits of energy, it may still be energy abundant or in its prime. But know this, not every star you view in the night sky is dead.
Just like not every wish or dream you make is dead. Keep dreaming the good dreams and make em’ happen!
Science: 1 Pessimists: 0
PS: I really need to stop arguing with pictures..