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23rd Jun '17 2:18:14 AM Kingler
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* One episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' sees the doctor make a new, cloying friend named Bob, who's in a wheelchair. When Frasier finally breaks it off, [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech listing all the things he hates about Bob]], the man is crushed. A remorseful Frasier then [[BlatantLies pretends that he actually hates Bob for being crippled]] to restore his confidence. Unfortunately, nearby people overhear this and chew Frasier out as he futilely tries to explain himself.

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* One episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' sees the doctor make a new, cloying friend named Bob, who's in a wheelchair. When Frasier finally breaks it off, [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech listing all he tells the things man exactly what he hates about Bob]], the man is crushed. A him]]. This breaks Bob's heart, so a remorseful Frasier then [[BlatantLies [[PretendPrejudice pretends that he actually hates Bob for being crippled]] the disabled]] to [[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre restore his confidence.Bob's confidence]]. Unfortunately, nearby people overhear this and chew Frasier out as he futilely tries to explain himself.
21st Jun '17 9:13:17 PM TheDocCC
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Organizations should boot people who aren't going to cut it early. Kick them out during Basic Training, or the first semester of medical school, or fire them as soon as you see they aren't going to make it on the job. Fail quickly. Get them out there to do something else with their life, and fill their slot with another applicant. That's best for the applicant, who is miserable, possibly wasting money, and likely to fail anyway. That's best for the organization, as it allows someone else to give it (whatever it is) a shot.

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* Organizations should boot people who aren't going to cut it early. Kick them out during Basic Training, or the first semester of medical school, or fire them as soon as you see they aren't going to make it on the job. Fail quickly. Get them out there to do something else with their life, and fill their slot with another applicant. That's best for the applicant, who is miserable, possibly wasting money, and likely to fail anyway. That's best for the organization, as it allows someone else to give it (whatever it is) a shot.
21st Jun '17 9:12:35 PM TheDocCC
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* This is the principle of [[https://hbr.org/2014/03/hire-slow-fire-fast Fire Fast]], discussed in the link by Harvard Business Review.
Organizations should boot people who aren't going to cut it early. Kick them out during Basic Training, or the first semester of medical school, or fire them as soon as you see they aren't going to make it on the job. Fail quickly. Get them out there to do something else with their life, and fill their slot with another applicant. That's best for the applicant, who is miserable, possibly wasting money, and likely to fail anyway. That's best for the organization, as it allows someone else to give it (whatever it is) a shot.
** One notorious example is Hell Week in SEAL training. Cut the people who won't make it as soon as possible, so they won't get hurt, won't hold up the team, won't waste taxpayer's money, and won't occupy a slot someone else might have.
9th Jun '17 8:57:39 AM Gamermaster
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* This is what Ishigami's plan to take down Iino's campaign boils down to in ''Manga/KaguyaSamaWaKokurasetai''. He wants an overwhelming victory in Shirogane's favor to take her down a peg, so that the blow will be so devastating that all the bullying she had been suffering from before, during, and after the election is turned to pity—that she didn't lose just because she was inept, she lost because her opponent outclassed her in every way.



* In ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' Shota Aizawa takes this approach to his students, not hesitating to expel them if he feels they aren't up to hero work. As far as he's concerned, it's kinder to just send them home than to let them waste time and effort on something they aren't capable of achieving.



* In ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' Shota Aizawa takes this approach to his students, not hesitating to expel them if he feels they aren't up to hero work. As far as he's concerned, it's kinder to just send them home than to let them waste time and effort on something they aren't capable of achieving.
9th Jun '17 3:03:27 AM lalaTKG
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** Ryo had spent an arc protecting an old friend of his: a weaponsmith that wanted to quit her job for her daughter's sake. However she was considering to go back on her decision in order to remain with Ryo. So he made her believing that, should she stay in his apartment, he and his friends would force her to constantly fix their weapons. Disgusted, she decided leaving ([[http://mangafox.me/manga/city_hunter/v24/c125/16.html although she eventually understood and accepted that Ryo was trying to do]]).

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** Ryo had spent an arc protecting an old friend of his: a weaponsmith that wanted to quit her job for her daughter's sake. However she was considering to go back on her decision in order to remain with Ryo. So he made her believing believe that, should she stay in his apartment, he and his friends would force her to constantly fix their weapons. Disgusted, she decided leaving ([[http://mangafox.me/manga/city_hunter/v24/c125/16.html although she eventually understood and accepted that Ryo was trying to do]]).
29th May '17 8:48:49 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** When Tiger's Cave [[spoiler:takes Kenta as hostage to force him to walk into their base and get lynched]], Tiger Mask repeats the performance from the World Maskmen Tournament. [[GenreSavvy This time they all realize immediately what he's trying to do]], and, [[TrueCompanions as his friends]], [[BigDamnHeroes come to his rescue]].

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** When Tiger's Cave [[spoiler:takes Kenta as hostage to force him to walk into their base and get lynched]], Tiger Mask repeats the performance from the World Maskmen Tournament. [[GenreSavvy This time they all realize immediately what he's trying to do]], do, and, [[TrueCompanions as his friends]], [[BigDamnHeroes come to his rescue]].
21st May '17 10:56:03 AM LentilSandEater
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* With all of the really scary magic out there, Harry [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Dresden]] knows which lines to toe and which to [[PyroManiac burn]]. Most of the lesser talents of Chicago ''don't'', so he thinks he's being this trope when he refuses to teach one about a certain kind of Ward. He had misunderstood the Ward's purpose, so her lack of knowledge ends up getting her killed.
** Most wizards, Harry's godmother Lea, and Mab, '''Queen of Air and Darkness''' argue that wizard training must be this because that's the only way to get good enough to survive. Anything else leaves them incorrectly thinking they're prepared, which is a major disservice. Harry learned to shield with baseballs? Luccio taught Morgan to shield ''with rocks''. Lea teaches [[spoiler: Molly after Harry's apparent death]] ''to fight by pitting her against real enemies''. Mab teaches [[spoiler: Harry Dresden, Winter Knight]] with months of surprise attacks of at least that lethality, but more inventiveness.

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* With all of the really scary magic out there, Harry [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Dresden]] knows which lines to toe and which to [[PyroManiac burn]]. Most of the lesser talents of Chicago ''don't'', so he thinks he's being this trope when he refuses to teach one about a certain kind of Ward. He had misunderstood the Ward's purpose, so her lack of knowledge ends up getting her killed.
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Most wizards, Harry's godmother Lea, and Mab, '''Queen of Air and Darkness''' argue that wizard training must be this because that's the only way to get good enough to survive. Anything else leaves them incorrectly thinking they're prepared, which is a major disservice. Harry learned to shield with baseballs? Luccio taught Morgan to shield ''with rocks''. Lea teaches [[spoiler: Molly after Harry's apparent death]] ''to fight by pitting her against real enemies''. Mab teaches [[spoiler: Harry Dresden, Winter Knight]] with months of surprise attacks of at least that lethality, but more inventiveness.
21st May '17 10:55:34 AM LentilSandEater
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*** It's a mark of how crappy the world is that they appear to be completely right.
*** It's another mark of how crappy the world is that the entire entry should have the TrainingFromHell trope attached to it.
13th May '17 8:29:36 PM Troperinik
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* {{Parodied| Trope}} in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'', where [[CatsAreMean Mr. Cat]] does horrible things to the others and says "I'm being cruel to be kind!" when questioned about it, despite having absolutely no reason to do so.

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* {{Parodied| Trope}} in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'', where [[CatsAreMean Mr. Cat]] does horrible things to the others Quack Quack and Stumpy for no reason and says "I'm being cruel to be kind!" when questioned about Kaeloo calls him out on it, despite having absolutely no reason to do so.for it at all.
13th May '17 8:12:50 AM Troperinik
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* {{Parodied| Trope}} in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'', where [[CatsAreMean Mr. Cat]] does horrible things to the others and says "I'm being cruel to be kind!" when questioned about it, despite having absolutely no reason to do so.
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