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21st Dec '16 11:26:31 AM FullmetalHeart20
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* Happens between generations every single time. Nobody's complained to a significantly older person without hearing "back in my day..." at least once.
10th Dec '16 5:55:42 PM Kartoonkid95
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* ''Series/TheGeorgeLopezShow'': In "George to the Third Power", George argues with max's dentist over whose childhood was worse.
-->'''Dentist:''' My mom locked me in the closet for a day and a half just so she could go and party!
-->'''George:''' Oh yeah? Well, my neighbor touched me inappropriately, '''in my no-nos.'''
-->'''Angie:''' That never happened.
-->'''George:''' ''(to Angie)'' Quiet. I'm in it to win it.
9th Dec '16 4:56:13 PM KingLyger
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* Chris Titus as a line in Norman Rockwell is Bleeding
--> I bet a guy I was more screwed up than he was,then he raped me. So I Tipped him.

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\n* Chris Titus as a line Creator/ChristopherTitus referenced this in Norman his special ''Norman Rockwell is Bleeding
Bleeding''.
--> I bet a guy I was more screwed up than he was,then was. And he raped me. So I Tipped him.tipped him. I'm very competitive.
7th Dec '16 5:20:01 PM MarkLungo
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->''"Now if you haven't been through it yourself, you may not be aware that coming out story is something of a competitive sport amongst gay people. It's like a ''Top Trumps'' of Who's Had the Worst Time. 'Oh, you got shot in the head? You win!'"''

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->''"Now if you haven't been through it yourself, you may not be aware that coming {{coming out story story}} is something of a competitive sport amongst gay people. It's like a ''Top Trumps'' of Who's Had the Worst Time. 'Oh, you got shot in the head? You win!'"''
3rd Dec '16 6:43:41 AM Shadowgazer
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* The Penguin in ''Film/BatmanReturns'' gets by mocking everyone else for their issues, obviously considering them trivial compared to his own, like telling to Catwoman:
-->'''Penguin''': Maybe you're just a screwed-up sorority chick who's gettin' back at her daddy for not buying her that pony when she turned sweet sixteen.\\
and to Batman later
-->'''Penguin''': You're just jealous, because I'm a genuine freak and you have to wear a mask!\\
23rd Nov '16 9:28:46 PM cherrychels
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* {{Invoked}} to great effect by Tyrion Lannister in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire.'' When Jon Snow bemoans his lot in life, living in more-or-less voluntary exile at [[PenalColony the Wall]] and unable to inherit due to being [[HeroicBastard illegitimate]], Tyrion points out how privileged his life has been compared to his fellow soldiers, all of whom have had it much worse.

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* {{Invoked}} to great effect by Tyrion Lannister Donal Noye and Benjen Stark in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire.'' When Jon Snow Snow, who [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor dreamed of becoming a ranger]] in the Night's Watch like his uncle Benjen Stark, bemoans his lot in life, living in more-or-less voluntary exile at [[PenalColony life: how the Wall]] Night's Watch is not what he is expected, how it totally sucks compared to what he'd dreamed it would be, how he wants to be a ranger but his uncle won't let him yet, and is unable to inherit due to being [[HeroicBastard illegitimate]], Tyrion points Donal Noye and his uncle point out how privileged his Jon's life has been compared been, reminding him that he had a highborn upbringing in a ''castle'', and to take a look around at his fellow soldiers, all most of whom are lowborn and all who have had it much worse.much, ''much'' worse. This prompts Jon to quickly turn his attitude around and he befriends his fellow soldiers, whom he helps train.
1st Nov '16 3:56:53 PM euan112358
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* Pretty much the whole point of Creator/DrSeuss's ''Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?'', where an old man tells a young kid not to worry about his problems, by thinking of all the other people in the world less lucky than him.
11th Oct '16 9:47:57 PM PaulA
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* Referenced and then [[DefiedTrope defied]] in the fourth book of Creator/BruceCoville's ''MyTeacherIsAnAlien'' book series: When Peter hears Susan say "Boy, I miss my family" (as they're traveling with aliens and can't see their families, and she can only have occasional phone calls with them) he thinks ''"At least you have family to miss"'' (due to him thinking that his father couldn't care less about his disappearance) but keeps silent because he doesn't want to get in a game of "Who's the most miserable".

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* Referenced and then [[DefiedTrope defied]] in the fourth book of Creator/BruceCoville's ''MyTeacherIsAnAlien'' book series: ''Literature/MyTeacherFlunkedThePlanet'': When Peter hears Susan say "Boy, I miss my family" (as they're traveling with aliens and can't see their families, and she can only have occasional phone calls with them) he thinks ''"At least you have family to miss"'' (due to him thinking that his father couldn't care less about his disappearance) but keeps silent because he doesn't want to get in a game of "Who's the most miserable".
6th Oct '16 6:17:05 PM GGCrono
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->''"Now if you haven't been through it yourself, you may not be aware that coming out story is something of a competitive sport amongst gay people. It's like a ''Top Trumps'' of Who's Had the Worst Time. "Oh, you got shot in the head? You win!"''

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->''"Now if you haven't been through it yourself, you may not be aware that coming out story is something of a competitive sport amongst gay people. It's like a ''Top Trumps'' of Who's Had the Worst Time. "Oh, 'Oh, you got shot in the head? You win!"''win!'"''
20th Sep '16 3:28:26 AM WillBGood
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-->'''Man:''' I'm neurotic - I need to see other people.\\

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-->'''Man:''' I'm neurotic - I need to see other people.\\
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