On the bank of Rhine River, young Ryan intended to jump into the river to end his life. He was nearly 30 years old and felt he was a man of little accomplishment and he was penniless. Even worse, he had a homely wife at home. Ryan was sick of his damned life. One priest then asked, “So what are your dreams?” Ryan answered without hesitation, “I actually had three dreams, to be a super rich man like Mr. Wright, to become a high-ranking official like Mr. Speare, and to marry a gorgeous wife like Ms. Breece.” The priest said, “That’s easy, please follow me.”
The priest first led Ryan to Mr. Wright's sumptuous mansion where Ryan saw the rich man lying on the bed and coughing a lot with a sallow and lifeless face. Inside the golden silver bedpan was sputum mixed with a trace of blood. The priest turned around and said, “Mr. Wright sought wealth for his whole life at the cost of his health. Finally, he got what he wanted, yet he had tired himself out. More terribly, he did not even know his three sons were praying for his death in order to receive their share of inheritance earlier.”
Then, they together came to Mr. Speare’s office only to find Mr. Speare surrounded by bodyguards. It is quite normal that the bodyguards would taste the foods before Mr. Speare had a meal; that the bodyguards would stare at him with eyes wide open while Mr. Speare was sleeping and they crouched with him down even when Mr. Speare was using the toilet. The priest revealed to Ryan: “Because Mr. Speare had many political opponents, he would be assassinated if he did not take notice. Moreover, even when walking in the street, he has these bodyguards following. Seeing it, Ryan sighed, So, does it seem that Mr. Speare is like a prisoner?”
Ms. Breece, who was the most popular and sexy female film star of the time, was shouting at a Philippine maid in her home. Unexpectedly, she even pricked the maid with a lit cigarette. The maid’s skin undoubtedly blistered. The maid asked, “Madam, Mr. Burger is requesting to see you.” Ms. Breece sneered, “Just let him go. I decided to divorce him today and we no longer have a relationship. By the way, tell him that I am going to get married to my 12th husband tomorrow.” Then she slammed the door in the maid’s face.
Ryan was startled and could not utter a word. The priest immediately asked: “Young man, you can pick out one of your three dreams and I am sure you can make it.” Ryan thought for a while, replying, “Many thanks, my dear father, I actually don’t need anything. Compared with Mr. Wright, I possess health that he can’t buy with his money; compared with Mr. Speare, I own the freedom which he doesn’t have; as for Ms. Breece, my wife is more virtuous than her.”