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21st Aug '16 4:02:29 PM Valiona
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* In ''Zillions'' magazine (aka Consumer Reports for Kids), one episode of a recurring sitcom-like comic strip involves two girls trying out for cheerleading and basketball, with one girl wanting to do cheerleading and the other wanting to play basketball. Naturally, each one botches the tryouts for the one they wanted due to stressing over what to do, but they succeed in getting a spot on the other's team, leading the first girl to wonder why she couldn't do well when it mattered for her.



* ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'': Dr. Facilier offers Tiana the restaurant she's always dreamed off, in exchange for his voodoo talisman. She almost gives in, but realizes that [[ThePowerOfLove those she loves]] are even more important than her dreams, so she smashes the talisman. After Charlotte's kiss fails, she and Naveen decide to marry anyway. However, since she has just married a prince, Tiana becomes a princess, and their kiss breaks the spell. Then, with a little "aggressive persuasion" from Louis, Tiana is able to buy her restaurant, and she and Naveen deck out the place in splendid fasion.

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* ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'': Dr. Facilier offers Tiana the restaurant she's always dreamed off, in exchange for his voodoo talisman. She almost gives in, but realizes that [[ThePowerOfLove those she loves]] are even more important than her dreams, so she smashes the talisman. After Charlotte's kiss fails, she and Naveen decide to marry anyway. However, since she has just married a prince, Tiana becomes a princess, and their kiss breaks the spell. Then, with a little "aggressive persuasion" from Louis, Tiana is able to buy her restaurant, and she and Naveen deck out the place in splendid fasion.fashion.






* DiscussedTrope on ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' when [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=882 Steve]] is trying to find a girl who said she might date him but didn't leave her name or number. .

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* DiscussedTrope on ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' when [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=882 Steve]] is trying to find a girl who said she might date him but didn't leave her name or number. . number.
*In ''Webcomics/GeneralProtectionFault'', [[FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling Justin Barker was a student at a military academy while his older brother Jason]] was a [[TheSlacker slacker]] college student with [[TheAlcoholic a drinking problem]]. When the UGA decided to kidnap Justin to test him as a potential agent, they accidentally got Jason instead, and even more incredibly, Jason passed with flying colors, so the UGA decided not to rectify the mistake. Justin didn't take it well, and [[TheResenter resented his brother for years]]. Fortunately, after talking with Fooker's friends, Justin reconciled with his brother, and eventually, Fooker managed to arrange for him to take his place in the UGA, since Fooker wanted to go back to his job, his friends and his girlfriend, making this a case in which both parties get what they want.
4th Jul '16 1:57:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Aang interprets Guru Pathik's statement that he must "let go" of his attachment to Katara in order to intentionally enter his powerful Avatar State as meaning he must abandon his feelings for her if he wants access to all that power. Aang chooses [[ThePowerofLove love]], a move later applauded by [[TheObiWan Iroh]] (only in part, Iroh applauds choosing happiness over raw power, but does not have the answer as to whether or not this is a good choice for saving the world). Inverting the trope, once he is forced to let go anyway, he is immediately defeated. It's played straight by the end of the series when Aang has both mastered the Avatar State (enough to stop himself from landing a killing blow in self defense) and had his [[EarnYourHappyEnding happy ending]] with Katara. However, giving up on attachment is not actually the same thing as giving up on his actual feelings themselves, a distinction Aang may be too young to grasp.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Aang interprets Guru Pathik's statement that he must "let go" of his attachment to Katara in order to intentionally enter his powerful Avatar State as meaning he must abandon his feelings for her if he wants access to all that power. Aang chooses [[ThePowerofLove love]], a move later applauded by [[TheObiWan Iroh]] Iroh (only in part, Iroh applauds choosing happiness over raw power, but does not have the answer as to whether or not this is a good choice for saving the world). Inverting the trope, once he is forced to let go anyway, he is immediately defeated. It's played straight by the end of the series when Aang has both mastered the Avatar State (enough to stop himself from landing a killing blow in self defense) and had his [[EarnYourHappyEnding happy ending]] with Katara. However, giving up on attachment is not actually the same thing as giving up on his actual feelings themselves, a distinction Aang may be too young to grasp.
30th Jun '16 2:07:01 PM fruitstripegum
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* In one episode of ''Series/SesameStreet'', Telly wants to join the Bear Scouts (a Cub Scouts {{Expy}}). While he passes most of the tests, he still needs to perform a good deed before he can become a member. He tries several times throughout the day, but fails each time. Finally, the end of the day comes, and he still hasn't done any good deeds. Scout Master Papa Bear is extremely upset and [[ItsAllMyFault blames himself]], convinced that he's a terrible Scout Master. Telly comforts him, reassuring him that he's a ''great'' Scout Master, and that Telly can try again tomorrow. Baby Bear then points out that there's no need - by cheering up Papa Bear, Telly has done the good deed he needs to join the Bear Scouts.
** In another episode, Count Von Count reads a poem about a Countess who lived in the woods. In the poem, the Countess attempts to count socks, bagels and lox, and tissues, but each time she is interrupted by animals who need the things she's trying to count. Being kind-hearted, she willingly gives the things away, but is saddened when she realizes that she has nothing left to count. Happily, her kindness is rewarded when all the animals thank her by allowing her to count them.

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* In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zquu9E8DpL4 one episode episode]] of ''Series/SesameStreet'', Telly wants to join the Bear Scouts (a Cub Scouts {{Expy}}). While he passes most of the tests, he still needs to perform a good deed before he can become a member. He tries several times throughout the day, but fails each time. Finally, the end of the day comes, and he still hasn't done any good deeds. Scout Master Papa Bear is extremely upset and [[ItsAllMyFault blames himself]], convinced that he's a terrible Scout Master. Telly comforts him, reassuring him that he's a ''great'' Scout Master, and that Telly can try again tomorrow. Baby Bear then points out that there's no need - by cheering up Papa Bear, Telly has done the good deed he needs to join the Bear Scouts.
** In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwVLsoNhDT0 another episode, episode]], Count Von Count reads a poem about a Countess who lived in the woods. In the poem, the Countess attempts to count socks, bagels and lox, and tissues, but each time she is interrupted by animals who need the things she's trying to count. Being kind-hearted, she willingly gives the things away, but is saddened when she realizes that she has nothing left to count. Happily, her kindness is rewarded when all the animals thank her by allowing her to count them.
28th Jun '16 4:04:42 PM fruitstripegum
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** In another episode, Count Von Count reads a poem about a Countess who lived in the woods. In the poem, the Countess attempts to count socks, bagels and lox, and tissues, but each time she is interrupted by animals who need the things she's trying to count. Being kind-hearted, she willingly gives the things away, but is saddened when she realizes that she has nothing left to count. Happily, her kindness is rewarded when all the animals thank her by allowing her to count them.
3rd Jun '16 8:32:50 PM MyFinalEdits
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->'''House''': As [[Music/TheRollingStones the philosopher Jagger]] [[WaxingLyrical once said, "You can't always get what you want."]]\\

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->'''House''': As [[Music/TheRollingStones the philosopher Jagger]] [[WaxingLyrical Jagger once said, "You can't always get what you want."]]\\"\\
3rd Jun '16 8:17:11 PM igordebraga
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->'''House''': As the philosopher Jagger once said, "You can't always get what you want."\\

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->'''House''': As [[Music/TheRollingStones the philosopher Jagger Jagger]] [[WaxingLyrical once said, "You can't always get what you want."\\"]]\\
11th May '16 9:44:00 AM Gravidef
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* This trope is thoroughly [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]] in "The Parable of the Beggar and the Diamond," a Hindu myth. One day, Parvati, wife of the god Shiva, becomes distressed when she sees an old beggar named Ramu being tormented by children on the streets; Ramu becomes so distressed that he curses his fate. Parvati begs Shiva to aid Ramu, and he does so by summoning a gigantic diamond--big enough to ensure the man's wealth for generations--and dropping it into his path. However, by this point Ramu has had some time to reconsider his rash prayer, and begins listing all of the things that ''aren't'' wrong with him--for instance, he still has his sight. To appreciate that gift, he shuts his eyes and walks for a little while...moving right past the giant diamond. Ramu then opens his eyes and praises the gods for his ability to see, then continues on his merry way; Shiva puts the diamond back where it came from and instead places a sturdy stick in Ramu's path, knowing that he'll find it.
11th May '16 9:32:46 AM Gravidef
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* This is a ''huge'' problem on ''Series/FullHouse'', especially in later seasons when the writers began focusing on [[TheScrappy Michelle]]. But the seeds were there from the beginning:
** In one Season 2 episode, the main cast ends up stuck in an airport on Christmas Eve, and their airline loses the luggage containing the girls' presents. Everyone complains about this, but Jesse inspires everyone to change their minds by pointing out that Christmas is based on feelings, not material things...and then he starts comparing the items in the airport to ''material things'' (a vending machine becomes a Christmas dinner, for example). To make matters worse, the next day, [[RealAfterAll the real Santa Claus]] shows up and uses his magic to make the lost luggage appear, so the girls get their gifts anyway.
** A similar treatment became even worse later in the show: Jesse notices that Stephanie and Michelle are being especially greedy one Christmas season, so he promises them a great present. The present turns out to be their spending time volunteering at a local homeless shelter, so they can get an idea of how lucky they are. Unfortunately, not only do the girls still get a good pile of presents, ''we never see them volunteering''--they just come home and talk about what an eye-opening experience it was. That's all kinds of wrong.
** In "The Day of the Rhino," Michelle sends away for a toy advertised by Rigby the Rhino, a [[Series/BarneyAndFriends Barney]] {{Expy}}. When the toy turns out to be much smaller than advertised, she, her friend Denise, Joey, and Stephanie all travel to the mall during a Rigby performance and angrily protest. It seems as though they're unsuccessful, but Joey encourages Michelle to take heart: she may have been ripped off, but her good deed has kept other children from making the same mistake. Seconds later, the doorbell rings--it's Rigby, and he's so touched by Michelle's protests that he's decided to give everyone who ordered a toy a free large doll, starting with her.



* King Solomon is an interesting take on this trope. God offered him a gift of whatever he wanted, such as riches or lovers or what have you. Solomon, terrified that he's going to screw up while he's on the throne, asks God for wisdom instead. By choosing wisdom' he shows that he already possesses that quality, because with wisdom all the other offered things can be obtained, however none of the other things can impart wisdom itself. God is so impressed that he gives him all the things he ''didn't'' ask for, reasoning that a man whose first concern was to rule ''well'', rather than to surround himself with riches, was the sort of man who ''deserved'' riches.

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* King Solomon is an interesting take on this trope. God offered him a gift of whatever he wanted, such as riches or lovers or what have you. Solomon, terrified that he's going to screw up while he's on the throne, asks God for wisdom instead. By choosing wisdom' wisdom, he shows that he already possesses that quality, because with wisdom all the other offered things can be obtained, however none of the other things can impart wisdom itself. God is so impressed that he gives him all the things he ''didn't'' ask for, reasoning that a man whose first concern was to rule ''well'', rather than to surround himself with riches, was the sort of man who ''deserved'' riches.
19th Apr '16 8:16:09 AM Tron80
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* ''FanFic/TheSecondTry'': In this PeggySue fic Asuka and Shinji are initially on the verge of just letting the world die because coming back in time meant losing their daughter. They manage to overcome their sorrow and work hard to avert [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Third Impact]] even knowing they'll never be able to see Aki again... and then in the second-to-last last chapter, we get a MeanwhileEpisode where Rei finds an inexplicably familiar young child wandering lost in Tokyo-3.

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* ''FanFic/TheSecondTry'': In this PeggySue fic Asuka and Shinji are initially on the verge of just letting the world die because coming back in time meant losing their daughter. They manage to overcome their sorrow and work hard to avert [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Third Impact]] even knowing they'll never be able to see Aki again... and then in the second-to-last last chapter, we get a MeanwhileEpisode an episode where Rei finds an inexplicably familiar young child wandering lost in Tokyo-3.
16th Apr '16 12:58:51 PM Kytseo
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