History Main / ForYourOwnGood

10th Apr '16 6:20:01 AM Nohbody
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In some works this might be PlayedForLaughs during an intervention. Compare ToughLove and CruelToBeKind, which happens with something undesirable that ''really is'' for the person's own good. If the helpers are overbearing, a nuisance, or downright harmful in their attempts to render assistance, expect to hear "StopHelpingMe"

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In some works this might be PlayedForLaughs during an intervention. Compare ToughLove and CruelToBeKind, which happens with something undesirable that ''really is'' for the person's own good. If the helpers are overbearing, a nuisance, or downright harmful in their attempts to render assistance, expect to hear "StopHelpingMe"
complaints about UnwantedAssistance.
24th Feb '16 2:13:28 PM johnsmithxxi
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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': In "Spare That Rod!", Principal Osgood Conklin's rationale for his strict discipline policy (read dictatorial) at Madison High School. Well, it's either that, or he just likes making everybody miserable!
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' episode "Dough Ray Me", this is Scrooge's rationale for not advancing Huey, Dewey or Louie their allowance - or giving Fenton Crackshell a raise. Scrooge claims that, if he gives them more money, they'll take money for granted, spend it foolishly, and end up homeless and begging on the street corner!
23rd Feb '16 7:27:19 AM MinisterOfSinister
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* A near-catchphrase of the Tau Empire in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', along with For The Greater Good, to justify all ''sorts'' of things. And these are the wide-eyed idealists of the setting.

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* A near-catchphrase of the Tau Empire in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', along with For The Greater Good, to justify all ''sorts'' of things. And these are The thing to bear in mind is that they mean it -- their belief in acting on TheNeedsOfTheMany is absolute and they would much rather be your friends, but if you're going to force the wide-eyed idealists of the setting.situation to be hostile... what else can they do?
28th Jan '16 10:42:41 PM GlassSpires
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** If they don't cry, the chance of this (forgiveness) is much lower. See [[spoiler: [[Anime/CodeGeass Charles vi Britannia]]]] for a detailed example.

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** If they don't cry, the chance of this (forgiveness) is much lower. See [[spoiler: [[Charles vi Britannia]] of [[Anime/CodeGeass Charles vi Britannia]]]] Code Geass]] for a detailed example.
25th Dec '15 4:46:37 PM nombretomado
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* This was a common explanation in the SilverAge for why the good guys had spent the whole issue behaving like jerks to their {{Love Interest}}s / {{Sidekick}}s / {{Mentor}}s. The person in question would always accept this without complaint and things would go right back to normal. It is one of the main excuses for [[Website/{{Superdickery}} Superman being a dick]].

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* This was a common explanation in the SilverAge UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} for why the good guys had spent the whole issue behaving like jerks to their {{Love Interest}}s / {{Sidekick}}s / {{Mentor}}s. The person in question would always accept this without complaint and things would go right back to normal. It is one of the main excuses for [[Website/{{Superdickery}} Superman being a dick]].
19th Dec '15 12:29:06 AM CaptEquinox
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* For Her Own Good: 150 Years of the Experts' Advice to Women, by Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English, talks about American medical, psychological, and childbearing "help" and advice that did great harm to women although the experts insisted it was meant for their own good. (Such as clitoredectomy, to name just one unfortunate idea.)

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* For Her Own Good: 150 Years of the Experts' Advice to Women, by Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English, talks about American medical, psychological, and childbearing "help" and advice that did great harm to women although the experts insisted it was meant for their own good. (Such as clitoredectomy, clitoridectomy, to name just one unfortunate idea.idea. Don't let anyone tell you this doesn't happen in the U.S.)
10th Dec '15 9:57:15 AM gophergiggles
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* Toriel in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' wants to keep the player character from leaving the ruins for this exact reason, even going far enough to attack you if you insist on leaving anyways. [[spoiler:Her concern is 100% sincere, since she wants to protect the player from the same fate as the other humans who left. She makes the player fight to prove he can survive out there, and makes her attacks avoid the player if his health drops too low.]]
7th Sep '15 11:53:43 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Wrestling/MadisonRayne advised Brittany to stop trying to help in her feud against Wrestling/TheBeautifulPeople insisting that only years of dealing with them could make someone ready and that kind of prolonged exposure to them would not be worth it. Rayne took an even harder stance on the issue after Wrestling/AngelinaLove and Wrestling/VelvetSky gave Brittany a concussion.
2nd Sep '15 10:51:58 PM Nothingtoseehere
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*** A time was when this would also be used to "cure" that debilitating ailment of sinestrality (aka left-handedness)

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*** A time was when this would also be used to "cure" that debilitating ailment of sinestrality sinistrality (aka left-handedness)
15th Aug '15 8:54:23 PM FordPrefect
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* In 2007, Wrestling/{{Hornswoggle}} won a battle royal to become [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-c.html WWE Cruiserweight Champion]]. A week later, GM Wrestling/VickieGuerrero told him that as a champion AND as Wrestling/{{Vince McMahon}}'s illegitimate son, he'd a target of the other wrestlers and she'd hate for anything bad to happen to him, so for his own safety, she stripped him of the title.

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* In 2007, Wrestling/{{Hornswoggle}} won a battle royal to become [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-c.html WWE Cruiserweight Champion]]. A week later, GM Wrestling/VickieGuerrero told him that as a champion AND as Wrestling/{{Vince McMahon}}'s illegitimate son, he'd be a target of the other wrestlers and she'd hate for anything bad to happen to him, so for his own safety, she stripped him of the title.
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