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* Most ComicBook/ChickTracts portray the Protestant Reformation as the peak of human civilization, with the Gilded Age (the period between UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar and UsefulNotes/WorldWarI) as a close second, and [[NewMediaAreEvil an endless downhill slide after that]]. Writer Jack Chick is a fundamentalist Protestant Christian.
17th Aug '16 2:54:31 PM HamburgerTime
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* Many individual people see their high school and/or college years as this for themselves, particularly if they excelled at academics or sports during that time.
3rd Aug '16 1:06:33 AM damus2300
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** In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', Robert's reminiscing finally causes his brother Renly to snap at him that not everyone enjoyed the rebellion.
12th Jul '16 12:26:06 PM LentilSandEater
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* Played with to the point of subversion in ''Film/MusicAndLyrics''; whilst former pop-star and professional has-been Alex Fletcher's glory days are well and truly behind him at the beginning of the movie, he is, if not exactly ecstatic with his lot, comfortably resigned to it. Having found some measure of contentment in the low-rent theme-park gigs he does to support himself, he [[DisMotivation doesn't demonstrate a burning desire to get back to the old days]], and seems to have accepted the fact that his glory days are behind him. His main motivation throughout the movie is not getting back on the charts, but ensuring he has a sufficient profile to secure a lucrative contract singing at Disneyland.

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* Played with to the point of subversion Downplayed in ''Film/MusicAndLyrics''; whilst former pop-star and professional has-been Alex Fletcher's glory days are well and truly behind him at the beginning of the movie, he is, if not exactly ecstatic with his lot, comfortably resigned to it. Having found some measure of contentment in the low-rent theme-park gigs he does to support himself, he [[DisMotivation doesn't demonstrate a burning desire to get back to the old days]], and seems to have accepted the fact that his glory days are behind him. His main motivation throughout the movie is not getting back on the charts, but ensuring he has a sufficient profile to secure a lucrative contract singing at Disneyland.
16th Jun '16 5:49:45 PM bt8257
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You have a [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMoments Crowning Moment Of Awesome]] in your past. It haunts you. Either [[HowTheMightyHaveFallen your life went downhill]], or you continually fail to match or top that moment, or you try coasting on that glory for the rest of your life.

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You have a [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMoments Crowning Moment Of of Awesome]] in your past. It haunts you. Either [[HowTheMightyHaveFallen your life went downhill]], or you continually fail to match or top that moment, or you try coasting on that glory for the rest of your life.
4th Jun '16 6:42:35 PM gewunomox
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* Also deconstructed in {{U2}}'s "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of".

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* Also deconstructed in {{U2}}'s Music/{{U2}}'s "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of".
9th May '16 11:20:55 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', Simon and the rest of the Gurren Brigade find themselves bored out of their minds after the TimeSkip. Averted in the DistantFinale, [[spoiler:where Simon seems content WalkingTheEarth]].

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* In ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', Simon and the rest of the Gurren Brigade find themselves bored out of their minds after the TimeSkip. Averted in the DistantFinale, [[spoiler:where Simon seems content WalkingTheEarth]].
5th Apr '16 12:22:24 PM WillBGood
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* Losing the limelight and falling out of public acclaim can do terrible things to a former star, especially if they were psychologically fragile to begin with. The trauma of former England football star Paul Gascoigne, who slumped into alcoholism and psychosis when struggling to build a meaningful post-football life, is well documented. Frank Bruno, briefly a British world heavyweight boxing champion, also fell into mental illness after retiring. And it even happens to [[PageThreeStunna glamour girls]]: the decline and fall of Jane Warner is described on this page, and is not a pretty story.

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* Losing the limelight and falling out of public acclaim can do terrible things to a former star, especially if they were psychologically fragile to begin with. The trauma of former England football star Paul Gascoigne, who slumped into alcoholism and psychosis when struggling to build a meaningful post-football life, is well documented. Frank Bruno, briefly a British world heavyweight boxing champion, also fell into mental illness after retiring. And it even happens to [[PageThreeStunna glamour girls]]: the decline and fall of Jane Warner is described on [[http://www.nickdavies.net/1996/03/01/the-frustrated-dreams-of-ordinary-people/ this page, page,]] and is not a pretty story.
11th Mar '16 9:10:55 AM erforce
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* The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were going through this in ''[[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles TMNT]]'', which is odd, since there was no indication from the last movie that things would turn out this way.

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* The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles were going through this in ''[[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles TMNT]]'', ''WesternAnimation/{{TMNT}}'', which is odd, since there was no indication from the last movie that things would turn out this way.
8th Mar '16 9:36:20 AM MetaFour
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* Music/DanielAmos's "Memory Lane" (from ''Music/{{Doppelganger}}'') is a warning about spending too much time reminiscing over the past:
-->You have gotten much thinner \\
You're lookin' like a shadow\\
It's from dwelling on the might-have-beens \\
Living in a time-warp\\
To whom am I speaking? \\
Some ghost from the past? \\
While you think about old glories\\
You're fading real fast
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