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24th Oct '16 10:33:58 PM DavidDelony
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** Most children express dicomfort in such schools, because they do not learn what they personally need for their own development. As a result, many talents within the children, as they themselves become stunted, as they were caged into a system, which doesn't serve their needs.

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** Most children express dicomfort discomfort in such schools, because they do not learn what they personally need for their own development. As a result, many talents within the children, as they themselves become stunted, as they were caged into a system, which doesn't serve their needs.


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* People who support progressive taxation are often accused of this mentality, claiming that they just envy the success of the rich and want to punish them for it.
23rd Oct '16 9:03:12 PM poi99
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* {{Deconstructed|Trope}} in ''HarrisonBergeron'' by KurtVonnegut, where everyone is literally handicapped to the lowest common denominator. Athletic people must wear heavy chains to make them slow and clumsy. Smart people wear earphones that randomly play loud noises to disrupt their thinking patterns. And beautiful people must wear masks.

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* {{Deconstructed|Trope}} Taken UpToEleven in ''HarrisonBergeron'' by KurtVonnegut, where everyone is literally handicapped to the lowest common denominator. Athletic people must wear heavy chains to make them slow and clumsy. Smart people wear earphones that randomly play loud noises to disrupt their thinking patterns. And beautiful people must wear masks.
7th Oct '16 8:26:17 PM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': It's implied that Stan has this; He goes out of his way to mock Dipper, the more intellectual of the Pines Twins, and in "Little Gift Shop of Horror", tells a story of Waddles the pig becoming super-intelligent [[FlowersForAlgernonSyndrome then giving it up to stay Mabel's pet]]. [[spoiler: It's possible that this stems from a resentment he has for his genius brother, whose intellectual pursuits led to a schism between the two. When said brother is kidnapped by an evil wizard with intent to eat his brains, Stan considers letting the wizard take a few bites if it means the two of them becoming mental equals.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': It's implied that Stan has this; dislikes people who are smarter than him. He goes out of his way to mock Dipper, the more intellectual of the Pines Twins, and in "Little Gift Shop of Horror", tells a story of Waddles the pig becoming super-intelligent [[FlowersForAlgernonSyndrome then giving it up to stay Mabel's pet]]. [[spoiler: It's possible that this stems from a resentment he has for his genius brother, whose intellectual pursuits led to a schism between the two. When said brother is kidnapped by an evil wizard with intent to eat his brains, Stan considers letting the wizard take a few bites if it means the two of them becoming mental equals.]]
12th Sep '16 5:18:20 AM NoNameJones
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* ''Series/{{The Wire}} is often made of this type with its bleak neo-realist worldview saying that nothing changes and you can't break the cycle, especially with characters wanting to leave the game. In Series 1, it was [[spoiler: Boadie and Poot]] shooting [[spoiler: Wallace]]; Series 2 had [[spoiler: the murder of D'Angelo (just after his depressing, crab-barrel analysis of The Great Gatsby)]]; Season 3 went gloriously big with [[spoiler: Avon setting Stringer to be killed for wanting to go legit]].
**Averted with Cutty's gym in Series 3.
** Frank's speech to the lobbyist his union employs, who always talks about his grandfather's working-class roots despite his own upper-middle-class status.
22nd Aug '16 4:00:20 AM Mdumas43073
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Named from the phrase "the tall poppy gets cut down," an aphorism used in much of UsefulNotes/TheCommonwealthOfNations to describe resentment of those whose accomplishments elevate them in prominence above their erstwhile peers. Tall Poppy Syndrome is in play when a character or characters act to achieve parity with another character who is presented or perceived as somehow "better" not by improving themselves but by bringing the other guy down to their level.

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Named from the phrase "the tall poppy gets cut down," an aphorism used in much of UsefulNotes/TheCommonwealthOfNations to describe resentment of those whose accomplishments elevate them in prominence above their erstwhile peers. Tall Poppy Syndrome is in play when a character or characters act to achieve parity with another character who is presented or perceived as somehow "better" "better", not by improving themselves but by bringing the other guy down to their level.
22nd Aug '16 3:58:37 AM Mdumas43073
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->''"Everyone is a genius, but if you judge a fish for its ability to climb up a tree, it will spend its whole life thinking itself being stupid."''

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->''"Everyone is a genius, but if you judge a fish for its ability to climb up a tree, it will spend its whole life thinking itself being stupid."''
22nd Aug '16 3:57:23 AM Mdumas43073
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->''"Everyone is a genius, but if you judge a fish for its ability to climb up a tree, it'll spend its whole life thinking itself being stupid."''

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->''"Everyone is a genius, but if you judge a fish for its ability to climb up a tree, it'll it will spend its whole life thinking itself being stupid."''
22nd Aug '16 3:56:58 AM Mdumas43073
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-->-- [[BeamMeUpScotty Attributed to]] UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein

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-->-- [[BeamMeUpScotty Attributed to]] UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein
'''UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein'''
21st Aug '16 9:41:29 AM Valiona
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', Ai Ebihara's family used to be poor, but after her father struck it rich, they had to move because their neighbors got jealous.
20th Aug '16 11:28:50 PM sgamer82
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* [[Videogame/FinalFantasyVii Cloud's]] [=SOLDIER=] prep squad-mates in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4813784/1/Once-More-With-Feeling Once More With Feeling]]'' first start bullying Cloud when he's shown to be a genius, testing out of every academic class in a week each. They actually try to cripple him once Cloud starts excelling physically as well (due to training for hours every night to [[PeggySue relearn how to fight in his younger body]]).

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* [[Videogame/FinalFantasyVii [[Videogame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud's]] [=SOLDIER=] prep squad-mates in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4813784/1/Once-More-With-Feeling Once More With Feeling]]'' first start bullying Cloud when he's shown to be a genius, testing out of every academic class in a week each. They actually try to cripple him once Cloud starts excelling physically as well (due to training for hours every night to [[PeggySue relearn how to fight in his younger body]]).



* Any city that becomes to big or technologically advanced in FinalFantasyX will be attacked and normally destroyed by Sin in short notice, the only exceptions being the city it was made to protect, and the most popular city whose warriors fight extra hard for.

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* Any city that becomes to big or technologically advanced in FinalFantasyX ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' will be attacked and normally destroyed by Sin in short notice, the order. The only exceptions being are the city it was made to protect, protect and the most popular city whose warriors fight extra hard for.to protect.
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