I mean, the eye losing or other horrific thing can happen and there is still the possibility of joy and sadness and happiness and struggle and, well, life. Afterwards. That life is a mixture of the horrible and the sublime. Sometimes even at the same time.
And especially who is around when you do the wishing!
"Yes, well, I, uh, I appreciate your thoughts on the matter, I, in fact I... well, I encourage you to, to always, uh, challenge me, uh, when you feel it's appropriate. You should never be cowed by authority. Except, of course, in this instance, when I am clearly right and you are clearly wrong."
That the good guys are always stalwart and true, the bad guys are easily distinguished by their pointy horns or black hats, we always defeat them and save the day. No one ever dies, and everybody lives happily ever after.