History Main / ForHappiness

31st Oct '16 10:02:07 AM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'': [[XMenFilmSeries/ProfessorCharlesFrancisXavier Professor Xavier]]'s modus operandi is to alleviate the suffering of his mutant students and to guide them to become happy, healthy, confident individuals who can achieve whatever goals they set their mind to. In ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' and ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', Charles is [[TheCutie positively beaming with sunshine and rainbows]], and he hopes that with enough education and the tender loving care he offers, everyone he takes under his wing will eventually bask in that merriment as well.

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* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'': [[XMenFilmSeries/ProfessorCharlesFrancisXavier [[Characters/XMenFilmSeriesProfessorCharlesXavier Professor Xavier]]'s modus operandi is to alleviate the suffering of his mutant students and to guide them to become happy, healthy, confident individuals who can achieve whatever goals they set their mind to. In ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' and ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', Charles is [[TheCutie positively beaming with sunshine and rainbows]], and he hopes that with enough education and the tender loving care he offers, everyone he takes under his wing will eventually bask in that merriment as well.
17th Oct '16 2:56:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' setting ScarredLands, the titan Gulaben held the powers of granting happiness. The mortal peoples believed her to be For Happiness, and her popularity made her a threat to the Gods' reign over the world. Claiming that her power was merely a sinister kind of GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul, the Gods captured her and destroyed all memories of her so that no one would try to set her free. The official truth is that she was a fickle and cruel titan, who might kill you even as she induces pleasure beyond imagination. The gods simply [[IDidWhatIHadToDo did what they had to do]]. And since we no longer remember the real truth about Gulaben, we'll just have to take their word for it.

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* In the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' setting ScarredLands, TabletopGame/ScarredLands, the titan Gulaben held the powers of granting happiness. The mortal peoples believed her to be For Happiness, and her popularity made her a threat to the Gods' reign over the world. Claiming that her power was merely a sinister kind of GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul, the Gods captured her and destroyed all memories of her so that no one would try to set her free. The official truth is that she was a fickle and cruel titan, who might kill you even as she induces pleasure beyond imagination. The gods simply [[IDidWhatIHadToDo did what they had to do]]. And since we no longer remember the real truth about Gulaben, we'll just have to take their word for it.
15th Oct '16 7:30:55 AM siberia82
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* Giselle in ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'' pretty much acts on this as her life philosophy, up to and including impromptu (delightful) musical numbers.



* Giselle in ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'' pretty much acts on this as her life philosophy, up to and including impromptu (delightful) musical numbers.
* ''Film/XMen'': [[XMenFilmSeries/ProfessorCharlesFrancisXavier Professor Xavier]]'s modus operandi is to alleviate the suffering of his mutant students and to guide them to become happy, healthy, confident individuals who can achieve whatever goals they set their mind to. In ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' and ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', Charles is [[TheCutie positively beaming with sunshine and rainbows]], and he hopes that with enough education and the tender loving care he offers, everyone he takes under his wing will eventually bask in that merriment as well.

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* Giselle in ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'' pretty much acts on this as her life philosophy, up to and including impromptu (delightful) musical numbers.
* ''Film/XMen'':
''Film/XMenFilmSeries'': [[XMenFilmSeries/ProfessorCharlesFrancisXavier Professor Xavier]]'s modus operandi is to alleviate the suffering of his mutant students and to guide them to become happy, healthy, confident individuals who can achieve whatever goals they set their mind to. In ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' and ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', Charles is [[TheCutie positively beaming with sunshine and rainbows]], and he hopes that with enough education and the tender loving care he offers, everyone he takes under his wing will eventually bask in that merriment as well.
14th Oct '16 7:49:03 PM ABE.Crudele
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** A darker example is [[spoiler: his original, Zarc, who started being ruthless after the audience applauded him when he accidentally injured his opponent and drove him in madness.]]
2nd Oct '16 2:38:51 AM PlanetEatingWarlord
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* This is pretty much what drives Wander from [[WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder Wander Over Yonder]]. His goal in life is to help others and spread joy. This even extends to the villains of the galaxy, and he often tries to help them by converting them over to the side of good.
** This is also the goal of his ArchEnemy Dr. Screwball Jones...only he tries to FORCE others to be happy by tickling them against their will with a tickle ray.
4th Sep '16 4:52:59 PM siberia82
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* Film/{{Amelie}}, who decides her destiny is to bring happiness and beauty to the lives of others - though she's not above cheating, fabricating, or deceiving to do so.

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* Film/{{Amelie}}, who decides her destiny is to bring happiness and beauty to the lives of others - though others--although she's not above cheating, fabricating, or deceiving to do so.



* ''Film/XMen'': [[XMenFilmSeries/ProfessorCharlesFrancisXavier Professor Xavier]]'s modus operandi is to alleviate the suffering of his mutant students and to guide them to become happy, healthy, confident individuals who can achieve whatever goals they set their mind to. In ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' and ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', Charles is [[TheCutie positively beaming with sunshine and rainbows]], and he hopes that with enough education and the tender loving care he offers, everyone he takes under his wing will eventually bask in that merriment as well.



* Johnny Appleseed was famous for this. Though he spent most of his life a simple hermit, he made it his mission to cover the United States territories with apple trees so that everyone could enjoy their flowers and fruit. That and get drunk. Apple cider (what he was best remembered for giving to people) ferments very quickly.

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* Johnny Appleseed was famous for this. Though Although he spent most of his life a simple hermit, he made it his mission to cover the United States territories with apple trees so that everyone could enjoy their flowers and fruit. That and get drunk. Apple cider (what he was best remembered for giving to people) ferments very quickly.
13th Aug '16 8:07:11 PM Fireblood
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** This is OlderThanTheyThink, since it was part of [[UsefulNotes/Epicureanism Epicurean philosophy]] in AncientGreece. Notably, Epicurus believed that happiness came not from simple carnal gratification, but things like friendship and learning. His school, The Garden, was also known as the only place in Athens (or anywhere else in Greece) which [[ValuesResonance welcomed women and slaves in as equals]].

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** This is OlderThanTheyThink, since it was part of [[UsefulNotes/Epicureanism [[{{UsefulNotes/Epicureanism}} Epicurean philosophy]] in AncientGreece. Notably, Epicurus believed that happiness came not from simple carnal gratification, but things like friendship and learning. His school, The Garden, was also known as the only place in Athens (or anywhere else in Greece) which [[ValuesResonance welcomed women and slaves in as equals]].
13th Aug '16 8:05:58 PM Fireblood
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** This is OlderThanTheyThink, since it was part of Epicurean philosophy in AncientGreece. Notably, Epicurus believed that happiness came not from simple carnal gratification, but things like friendship and learning. His school, The Garden, was also known as the only place in Athens (or anywhere else in Greece) which [[ValuesResonance welcomed women and slaves in as equals]].

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** This is OlderThanTheyThink, since it was part of [[UsefulNotes/Epicureanism Epicurean philosophy philosophy]] in AncientGreece. Notably, Epicurus believed that happiness came not from simple carnal gratification, but things like friendship and learning. His school, The Garden, was also known as the only place in Athens (or anywhere else in Greece) which [[ValuesResonance welcomed women and slaves in as equals]].
5th Aug '16 11:50:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''BobTheAngryFlower'', Bob realizes that he owes a lot of karma. Since being nicer to people would be too much work, he decides to just dump fifty pounds of Ecstasy in the water supply.

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* In ''BobTheAngryFlower'', ''Webcomic/BobTheAngryFlower'', Bob realizes that he owes a lot of karma. Since being nicer to people would be too much work, he decides to just dump fifty pounds of Ecstasy in the water supply.



* One ''SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=2569#comic strip]] starts out by featuring a StrawCharacter version of For Happiness. He soon becomes a TotalitarianUtilitarian, however.

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* One ''SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=2569#comic strip]] starts out by featuring a StrawCharacter version of For Happiness. He soon becomes a TotalitarianUtilitarian, however.
14th Jul '16 1:35:09 PM Willbyr
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* Although he initially seems little more than a self-absorbed UpperClassTwit, [[{{Bishounen}} Tama]][[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} ki]] from ''OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' actually subscribes to this philosophy. He wants to have fun, but he wants everyone else to have fun too.
* ''{{Trigun}}'': Vash The Stampede fights with all his heart for [[LargeHam LOVE AND PEACE!]]

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* Although he initially seems little more than a self-absorbed UpperClassTwit, [[{{Bishounen}} Tama]][[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} ki]] from ''OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' actually subscribes to this philosophy. He wants to have fun, but he wants everyone else to have fun too.
* ''{{Trigun}}'': ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'': Vash The Stampede fights with all his heart for [[LargeHam LOVE AND PEACE!]]



* In ToLoveRu Darkness, Momo's Harem Plan is pretty much this. There's definitely some selfishness in there, since she seems to feel this is the best way to receive some of Rito's love, but she's also well aware of just how many girls have fallen for him and wants every last one of them to be happy.

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* In ToLoveRu Darkness, ''Manga/ToLoveRu Darkness'', Momo's Harem Plan is pretty much this. There's definitely some selfishness in there, since she seems to feel this is the best way to receive some of Rito's love, but she's also well aware of just how many girls have fallen for him and wants every last one of them to be happy.
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