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7th Mar '16 5:44:28 PM nombretomado
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* ''CareBears'' more or less revolves around this trope.

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* ''CareBears'' ''Franchise/CareBears'' more or less revolves around this trope.
14th Feb '16 3:45:57 AM eroock
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->''"'Cause I love to make you smile, smile, smile\\

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->''"'Cause ->''"Cause I love to make you smile, smile, smile\\
20th Jan '16 1:05:40 AM azul120
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** Aang told Iroh how he'd been told to [[spoiler: let go of his love for Katara in order to use his full power]], and had refused to do so. Iroh immediately tells him he did the right thing, and that "Power and perfection are overrated".

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** Aang told Iroh how he'd been told to [[spoiler: let [[spoiler:let go of his love for Katara in order to use his full power]], and had refused to do so. Iroh immediately tells him he did the right thing, and that "Power and perfection are overrated".



* Finn from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' wants to solve everyone's problems. In another show, the way this was set up would lead to him realizing he can't, and making most people happy, or [[SweetAndSourGrapes giving up but finding that making himself happy makes everyone else happier]]. But this is ''[[CrazyAwesome Adventure Time]]'', after all. So [[{{Determinator}} he does]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome it.]]

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* Finn from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' wants to solve everyone's problems. In another show, the way this was set up would lead to him realizing he can't, and making most people happy, or [[SweetAndSourGrapes giving up but finding that making himself happy makes everyone else happier]]. But this is ''[[CrazyAwesome Adventure Time]]'', after all. So [[{{Determinator}} he does]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome it.]]it]].



* ''WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa'' is all about this trope, showing up to help kids out, or just take them on a fun adventure. It went horribly wrong once: a girl he took on a random trip to Mars long ago ended up getting second place at a science fair because [[NiceJobBreakingItHero he chipped her exhibit]] and [[CreateYourOwnVillain resulted in her becoming his more serious archrival]], Aunt Grandma.



20th Jan '16 12:50:15 AM azul120
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While Bob might be any average guy, his desire to make happiness possible - and especially the fight against needless suffering that comes with it - might drive him to become a hero. In some interpretations of Order vs Chaos, Bob is a ChaoticGood kind of character who might clash with a LawfulGood hero who disregards ForHappiness in favor of having ForGreatJustice as his only driving principle. A hero who in such a setting embraces BOTH ForHappiness and ForGreatJustice, keeping a balance between them when they clash, is usually NeutralGood, although one can find both [[TheNeedsOfTheMany Utilitarian-type consequentialists]] and [[ForGreatJustice some fairly strict deontologists]] among the Neutral Good; and in general the matching of philosophy in this regard with one's position on with Order vs. Chaos is true most of the time, but not in every situation.

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While Bob might be any average guy, his desire to make happiness possible - and especially the fight against needless suffering that comes with it - might drive him to become a hero. In some interpretations of Order vs Chaos, Bob is a ChaoticGood kind of character who might clash with a LawfulGood hero who disregards ForHappiness For Happiness in favor of having ForGreatJustice as his only driving principle. A hero who in such a setting embraces BOTH ForHappiness For Happiness and ForGreatJustice, keeping a balance between them when they clash, is usually NeutralGood, although one can find both [[TheNeedsOfTheMany Utilitarian-type consequentialists]] and [[ForGreatJustice some fairly strict deontologists]] among the Neutral Good; and in general the matching of philosophy in this regard with one's position on with Order vs. Chaos is true most of the time, but not in every situation.



Compare TheNeedsOfTheMany, GoodFeelsGood and ThePollyanna. For more on the philosophy behind ForHappiness actions see UsefulNotes/EthicalHedonism. Compare ''and'' contrast TotalitarianUtilitarian and HappinessIsMandatory, as well as GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul, for when this goes horribly, ''horribly wrong''.

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Compare TheNeedsOfTheMany, GoodFeelsGood and ThePollyanna. For more on the philosophy behind ForHappiness For Happiness actions see UsefulNotes/EthicalHedonism. Compare ''and'' contrast TotalitarianUtilitarian and HappinessIsMandatory, as well as GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul, for when this goes horribly, ''horribly wrong''.



* In the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' setting ScarredLands, the titan Gulaben held the powers of granting happiness. The mortal peoples believed her to be ForHappiness, 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, the titan Gulaben held the powers of granting happiness. The mortal peoples believed her to be ForHappiness, 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.



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

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* One ''SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=2569#comic strip]] starts out by featuring a StrawCharacter version of ForHappiness.For Happiness. He soon becomes a TotalitarianUtilitarian, however.
1st Jan '16 9:22:23 PM nombretomado
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** And Miyuki Hoshizora from ''SmilePrettyCure''. It's even in her Cure name: Cure ''Happy''.

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** And Miyuki Hoshizora from ''SmilePrettyCure''.''Anime/SmilePrettyCure''. It's even in her Cure name: Cure ''Happy''.
28th Dec '15 7:12:07 PM eroock
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->'''Cause I love to make you smile, smile, smile\\

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->'''Cause ->''"'Cause I love to make you smile, smile, smile\\



From these happy friends of mine''

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From these happy friends of mine''mine."''
26th Dec '15 10:01:25 PM Dravencour
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Compare TheNeedsOfTheMany, GoodFeelsGood and ThePollyanna. For more on the philosophy behind ForHappiness actions see UsefulNotes/EthicalHedonism. Compare ''and'' contrast TotalitarianUtilitarian and HappinessIsMandatory, as well as GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul.

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Compare TheNeedsOfTheMany, GoodFeelsGood and ThePollyanna. For more on the philosophy behind ForHappiness actions see UsefulNotes/EthicalHedonism. Compare ''and'' contrast TotalitarianUtilitarian and HappinessIsMandatory, as well as GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul.
GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul, for when this goes horribly, ''horribly wrong''.
11th Nov '15 5:08:26 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]].



* Article 4 of the French "Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen": Liberty consists in the freedom to do everything which injures no one else; hence the exercise of the natural rights of each man has no limits except those which assure to the other members of the society the enjoyment of the same rights. These limits can only be determined by law.

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* Article 4 of the French "Declaration Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen": Liberty Citizen: "Liberty consists in the freedom to do everything which injures no one else; hence the exercise of the natural rights of each man has no limits except those which assure to the other members of the society the enjoyment of the same rights. These limits can only be determined by law."
11th Nov '15 2:26:54 PM margdean56
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* This, hand-in-hand with DoingItForTheArt, is what motivates Willy Wonka in the 2013 stage musical ''Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory''. The ImpossiblyDeliciousFood his factory produces, as well as the strange, beautiful factory itself, all stems from his desire to make the world a happier, more colorful place by making all the things his wild imagination dreams up manifest. Beware, though -- he is not immune to the darker side of this trope. While he encourages the Golden Ticket tour group visiting the factory to enjoy, explore, and consume its wonders, there are rules that must be obeyed and things that must not be touched, and the four bratty kids learn that his world has a way of ''dealing with'' those who would put their own selfish happiness above all else...
* In ''No, No, Nanette'', Jimmy is a rich Bible salesman who loves nothing more than to use his wealth to make people happy. He's a bit frustrated that his practical-minded wife doesn't let him give her money for spending (she sees no point in wasting money on frivolous things) and takes his adopted daughter Nanette to the family's summer cottage when he sees how depressed and stifled she feels (he even prefaces this decision by asking her what will make her happier than anything in the world, giving her money to have some fun, and singing a song, "I want to be happy, but I won't be happy, 'till I make you happy to!") This tendency of his actually leads to the main conflict of the play, as he loaned three greedy young women lots of money to help with their personal woes and then found himself being blackmailed and needing them paid off.

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* This, hand-in-hand with DoingItForTheArt, is what motivates Willy Wonka in the 2013 stage musical ''Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory''. The ImpossiblyDeliciousFood his factory produces, as well as the strange, beautiful factory itself, all stems stem from his desire to make the world a happier, more colorful place by making all the things his wild imagination dreams up manifest. Beware, though -- he is not immune to the darker side of this trope. While he encourages the Golden Ticket tour group visiting the factory to enjoy, explore, and consume its wonders, there are rules that must be obeyed and things that must not be touched, and the four bratty kids learn that his world has a way of ''dealing with'' those who would put their own selfish happiness above all else...
* In ''No, No, Nanette'', Jimmy is a rich Bible salesman who loves nothing more than to use his wealth to make people happy. He's a bit frustrated that his practical-minded wife doesn't let him give her money for spending (she sees no point in wasting money on frivolous things) and takes his adopted daughter Nanette to the family's summer cottage when he sees how depressed and stifled she feels (he even prefaces this decision by asking her what will make her happier than anything in the world, giving her money to have some fun, and singing a song, "I want to be happy, but I won't be happy, 'till 'til I make you happy to!") too!") This tendency of his actually leads to the main conflict of the play, as he loaned three greedy young women lots of money to help with their personal woes and then found himself being blackmailed and needing them paid off.
11th Nov '15 2:24:20 PM margdean56
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* Vianne from the novel ''Film/{{Chocolat}}'' doesn't believe in God or sin or forgiveness. She believes that "The only important thing is to be happy" - and does her best to make it happen with amazing gourmet [[MagicRealism and possibly magical]] chocolates. Solid strategy.
* ''WickedLovely'' has the Summer court, who are described as 'happy by nature' and 'frivoulous and passoionate'. They oftentimes tell others to 'choose happiness'. However, due to their nature as part of TheFairFolk, they often put happiness before things like morality and loyalty, on one occaision telling [[BadassNormal Seth]] to leave [[InterspeciesRomance Aislinn]] because he'll be happier that way.
--->"Sometimes it's not about being happy, but courting happiness." -Siobahn.

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* Vianne from the novel ''Film/{{Chocolat}}'' doesn't believe in God or sin or forgiveness. She believes that "The only important thing is to be happy" - -- and does her best to make it happen with amazing gourmet [[MagicRealism and possibly magical]] chocolates. Solid strategy.
* ''WickedLovely'' has the Summer court, who are described as 'happy by nature' and 'frivoulous 'frivolous and passoionate'.passionate'. They oftentimes tell others to 'choose happiness'. However, due to their nature as part of TheFairFolk, they often put happiness before things like morality and loyalty, on one occaision occasion telling [[BadassNormal Seth]] to leave [[InterspeciesRomance Aislinn]] because he'll be happier that way.
--->"Sometimes it's not about being happy, but courting happiness." -Siobahn.--Siobhan.
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