Why would anyone wish for anything if he himself had nothing to do with it?
Answer from: Victoria Borovsky:
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Here are two possible justifications: esoteric and psychological.
**Esoteric** is the belief that my desire, my power of thought will somehow help this person or cause some otherworldly forces to help. Actually, unconsciously almost everyone believes this to some extent, when they sincerely wish the other person health or something else.
And the **psychological** mechanism absolutely works. When we show the other person our solidarity with him, our desire for his success, he has more confidence in his own strength. He has fewer doubts and perhaps subconsciously feels that we will support him if he fails. When we express our wishes we also act as a sport fan or a theater spectator. And we don't need to explain how important support is to someone who is on stage or on the sports field.