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11th Dec '17 8:22:32 AM Erin582
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* This was a problem with the 2001 Creator/JenniferLopez film ''Angel Eyes''. A female cop meets and falls for a man with a MysteriousPast, and upon his real name being unintentionally revealed, she uses her connections ''without his knowledge or consent'' to look into his past, which reveals a tragedy; the year ago, he lost his wife and son in a car accident. While the guy was clearly running away from his feelings and needed to deal with his pain, her way of doing it was rather wrong, where instead of bringing it up to him gently, she more or less bluntly asks him about it and after he tries to avoid her due to her manner or doing so, she then has the nerve to bring him to the cemetery where they're buried. Even though he couldn't go on like that and he eventually learns to cope with the loss, the fact that a relative stranger was basically forcing him to grieve on ''her'' timetable was a huge turnoff to fans (and in-universe as well, as the poor guy had a freak out over her actions.)
8th Dec '17 6:34:03 AM Malady
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* ''Literature/JackieAndCraig'': Yep kids, life is vicious, miserable and totally indifferent to your suffering, so be sure to cling to those precious few bight spots for the brief time that they last!

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* ''Literature/JackieAndCraig'': Yep kids, life is vicious, miserable and totally indifferent to your suffering, so be sure to cling to those precious few bight bright spots for the brief time that they last!
8th Dec '17 6:08:52 AM AragornJagger
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* ''Literature/JackieAndCraig'': Yep kids, life is vicious, miserable and totally indifferent to your suffering, so be sure to cling to those precious few bight spots for the brief time that they last!
3rd Dec '17 1:56:48 AM Kid
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* The cyber-legend of Marine Todd. Summary: a Marine comes back from "the war", enrolls in a college course, and sits through a lecture where an atheist professor invites God to knock him down from the speaking platform. Marine Todd gets up and punches the professor, saying that God had sent him to do the task on His behalf(often adding that "[God] was too busy protecting the troops who are dying to protect your right to say stupid shit"). Take your pick of horrible lessons that this implies - that believers are justified in committing the criminal act of assault to justify their beliefs to non-believers; that civilians are a fair target for trained military personnel; that freedom of speech is only for people who agree with you; that might makes right...

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* The cyber-legend of Marine Todd. Summary: a Marine comes back from "the war", enrolls in a college course, and sits through a lecture where an atheist professor invites God to knock him down from the speaking platform. Marine Todd gets up and punches the professor, saying that God had sent him to do the task on His behalf(often behalf (often adding that "[God] was too busy protecting the troops who are dying to protect your right to say stupid shit"). Take your pick of horrible lessons that this implies - that believers are justified in committing the criminal act of assault to justify their beliefs to non-believers; that civilians are a fair target for trained military personnel; that freedom of speech is only for people who agree with you; that might makes right...
28th Nov '17 12:04:36 PM Argon2
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* On the surface, the motivational book ''Literature/WhoMovedMyCheese'' by Spencer Johnson encourages being adaptive to changing situations in both your job and every day life. In the process, it also encourages employees to fall in line with changes in company policy that might not be in their own best interest. The success of this BusinessFable is partly due to managers distributing it on the eve of a large and unpopular decision by the top brass.

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* On the surface, the motivational book ''Literature/WhoMovedMyCheese'' by Spencer Johnson encourages being adaptive to changing situations in both your job and every day everyday life. In the process, it also encourages employees to fall in line with changes in company policy that might not be in their own best interest. The success of this BusinessFable is partly due to managers distributing it on the eve of a large and unpopular decision by the top brass.


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* ''LightNovel/TheUnexploredSummonBloodSign'': The needs of the many take priority over the needs of the one, even if that 'one' is trying to free himself from enslavement by an EldritchAbomination.
26th Nov '17 7:07:23 PM MeaJae97
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* "Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer" [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ThKV_G4VxI seems to be saying]] that freaks will only be accepted if someone in authority finds that their difference can be ''exploited'' to the authority's benefit. The song glosses over bullying, suggests that society is very shallow and opportunistic and that [[AdultsAreUseless perhaps even Santa is indifferent to your suffering.]]



* "Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer" [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ThKV_G4VxI seems to be saying]] that freaks will only be accepted if someone in authority finds that their difference can be ''exploited'' to the authority's benefit.
26th Nov '17 6:53:19 PM MeaJae97
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* "Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer" seems to be saying that freaks will only be accepted if someone in authority finds that their difference can be ''exploited'' to the authority's benefit.


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* "Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer" [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ThKV_G4VxI seems to be saying]] that freaks will only be accepted if someone in authority finds that their difference can be ''exploited'' to the authority's benefit.
17th Nov '17 11:17:00 AM Manw0name
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* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' had an episode in which the digidestined are trapped in an underwater rig that is slowly running out of air, with only one escape pod: despite knowing that he's afraid of water, the kids coerce Cody into going, creating the AccidentalAesop of "it's okay to force your friends to have contact with their phobias - it'll help them!" (Note that this is dub-induced; the phobia is nonexistent in the original Japanese version.) Upon reaching the surface, he finds out that to get Joe's help, he would have to lie, something Cody is deeply uncomfortable with, to the point that he later feels that he doesn't deserve the digi-egg of Reliability. This leads to the episode's Aesop: ''that lying is sometimes perfectly okay, if you have a good reason for doing it.'' While this isn't necessarily a damaging message (as depending on the context, white lies can be beneficial), it is incredibly odd considering that most children's shows would advocate for honesty.

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* ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' had an episode in which the digidestined are trapped in an underwater rig that is slowly running out of air, with only one escape pod: despite knowing that he's afraid of water, the kids coerce Cody into going, creating the AccidentalAesop of "it's okay to force your friends to have contact with their phobias - it'll help them!" Though, it is possible they just wanted him to go into the pod so he wouldn't have to stay trapped and underwater with them and, thus, be able to avoid his fear. (Note that this is dub-induced; the phobia is nonexistent in the original Japanese version.) Upon reaching the surface, he finds out that to get Joe's help, he would have to lie, something Cody is deeply uncomfortable with, to the point that he later feels that he doesn't deserve the digi-egg of Reliability. This leads to the episode's Aesop: ''that lying is sometimes perfectly okay, if you have a good reason for doing it.'' While this isn't necessarily a damaging message (as depending on the context, white lies can be beneficial), it is incredibly odd considering that most children's shows would advocate for honesty.
12th Nov '17 10:19:40 PM LaughingGiraffe
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* Dan Savage of the sex advice column Savage Love has been known to suggest that in some circumstances (such as if one partner has unilaterally put an end to the sexual component of the relationship), cheating is an acceptable option to keep a marriage from ending in divorce.
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12th Nov '17 10:13:28 PM LaughingGiraffe
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** As music is one of the few places in the world that one ''can'' succeed self-taught or by imitating others or on talent or luck (or some combination of all of the above), ''many'' professional musicians have not gone on to formal graduate and postgraduate education, and some are/were even ''high school'' dropouts. This often conveys the idea that one can easily attain wealth or fame without a proper education and without a life specifically planned for a given career, and overlooks just how difficult it is for a failed musician who bypassed proper education and work experience in a specific field (and especially who has an altered appearance such as body modifications/altered behavior patterns such as the louder or damaged voice and body language of a once-vocalist, or who has a documented social media past) to ''ever'' be trusted with a job.

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** As music is one of the few places in the world that one ''can'' succeed self-taught or by imitating others or on talent or luck (or some combination of all of the above), ''many'' professional musicians have not gone on to formal post-secondary and graduate and postgraduate education, and some are/were even ''high school'' dropouts.high school dropouts. Meanwhile, musicians who ''are'' university educated usually won't have this hyped up as part of their image. This often conveys the idea that one can easily attain wealth or fame without a proper education and without a life specifically planned for a given career, and overlooks just how difficult it is for a failed musician who bypassed proper education and work experience in a specific field (and especially who has an altered appearance such as body modifications/altered behavior patterns such as the louder or damaged voice and body language of a once-vocalist, or who has a documented social media past) to ''ever'' be trusted with a job.
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