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15th Jun '17 2:58:26 PM Az_Tech341
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** Donald Trump: In perhap the worst case of DidntThinkThisThrough in modern US politics, he underestimated the responsibility of being the President of the United States and leader of the free world. On his 100th day in office, he has to admit being the president is "a lot of work".


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* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by President Trump on his one-hundredth day in office: "It's a lot of work."
15th Jun '17 2:18:44 AM Terrialstrasz
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** Donald Trump: In perhap the worst case of DidntThinkThisThrough in modern US politics, he underestimated the responsibility of being the President of the United States and leader of the free world. On his 100th day in office, he has to admit being the president is "a lot of work".
10th Jun '17 1:04:52 AM Az_Tech341
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[[TheLeader Authority]] means a lot of things. Sure, when everything's going well, everyone has to listen to what you're saying, you don't need to do the ''stupid'' parts of whatever your group is doing, you're probably less poor than your underlings and you get to look fine in your boss garb.

But when things don't go quite as well -- which can easily be a permanent state -- it results in one side effect above all else: stress (which also happens to be loaded with side effects). That is, if you [[AFatherToHisMen actually]] [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure care]] about the people you're leading.

[[TheLeader High-ranking characters]] can be full of {{angst}}. They feel lonely, because strict protocol has to be observed -- they want to beware of showing bias to friends and family, after all -- and because no one acts natural around them. They have to make the SadisticChoice and can't always TakeAThirdOption; they may need to make plans that allow for their friends dying. If they overlook something and can't [[XanatosSpeedChess adjust to it in time]], they may get their people killed and feel that ItsAllMyFault, and end up with [[MyGreatestFailure incredible guilt]]. For every failure they have to be willing to [[TheFace publicly be held accountable]] when others are looking for someone to blame. They worry about the neighbors invading, [[ArrangedMarriage about marrying for strategy]], [[HeirClubForMen about breeding an heir]], about the natural disaster that destroyed half the crop, about that [[PrincelingRivalry backstabbing relative of theirs eying the throne they sit on]]. The worst part is that they shouldn't even complain aloud and should [[DontYouDarePityMe reject an]][[HeroHarassesHelpers y sympathy]], as that would leave them looking weak. Not that that notion is always obeyed.

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[[TheLeader Authority]] means a lot of things. things: Sure, when everything's going well, everyone has to listen to what you're saying, saying; you don't need to do the ''stupid'' parts of whatever your group is doing, doing; you're probably less poor than your underlings underlings; and you get to look fine in your boss garb.

But But, when things don't go quite as well -- which can easily be a permanent state -- it results in one side effect above all else: stress (which also happens to be loaded with side effects). That is, if you [[AFatherToHisMen actually]] [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure care]] about the people you're leading.

[[TheLeader High-ranking characters]] can be full of {{angst}}. They feel lonely, because strict protocol has to be observed -- they want to beware of showing bias to friends and family, after all -- and because no one acts natural around them. They have to make the SadisticChoice and can't always TakeAThirdOption; they may need to make plans that allow for their friends dying. If they overlook something and can't [[XanatosSpeedChess adjust to it in time]], they may get their people killed and feel that ItsAllMyFault, and end up with [[MyGreatestFailure incredible guilt]]. For every failure they have to be willing to [[TheFace publicly be held accountable]] accountable publicly]] when others are looking for someone to blame. They worry about the neighbors invading, [[ArrangedMarriage about marrying for strategy]], [[HeirClubForMen about breeding an heir]], about the natural disaster that destroyed half the crop, about that [[PrincelingRivalry backstabbing relative of theirs eying the throne on which they sit on]].sit]]. The worst part is that they shouldn't even complain aloud and should [[DontYouDarePityMe reject an]][[HeroHarassesHelpers y sympathy]], as that would leave them looking weak. Not that that notion is always obeyed.
3rd Jun '17 9:31:46 PM Odacon_Spy
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* ''WebAnimation/TheAdventuresOfKimJongUn: Enforced in "Kim Jong-un vs. Kim Jong-il Part 2". [[spoiler: Kim Jong Un]] briefly convinces Kim Jong Un [[spoiler: to hand power over to him, but the burden of running North Korea literally crushes him into nothing]].

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* ''WebAnimation/TheAdventuresOfKimJongUn: Enforced in "Kim Jong-un vs. Kim Jong-il Part 2". [[spoiler: Kim Jong Un]] Jong-uam]] briefly convinces Kim Jong Un [[spoiler: Jong-un to hand power over to him, but the [[spoiler:the burden of running North Korea literally crushes him into nothing]].
25th May '17 6:44:23 AM madorosh
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* ''Film/TwelveOClockHigh'': The film is a character study about command, and is still used to teach U.S. Air Force officers. The movie opens with Colonel Keith Davenport, commanding the 918th Bombardment Group, being relieved after accusations of "over-identifying" with his men. Brigadier General Savage takes over the group temporarily to rebuild the command structure. Lieutenant-Colonel Gately, the second in command, is accused of failing to support the original C.O. and is exiled to command the "Leper Colony", a B-17 with all the underachievers of the group assigned to it. Savage introduces harsh methods of training, and in hoping to set a stern example, begins to succumb to the same pressures of command that Davenport did. Harvey Stovall, the group adjutant, remarks that "the only difference between Davenport and Savage is that one of them is a couple of inches taller." At the end of the film, Savage breaks down from the stress, too, and Gately takes over. Possibly TruthInTelevision in that the screenwriter based the story heavily on actual officers of the 306th Bombardment Group.

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* ''Film/TwelveOClockHigh'': The film is a character study about command, and is still used to teach U.S. Air Force officers. The movie opens with Colonel Keith Davenport, commanding the 918th Bombardment Group, being relieved after accusations of "over-identifying" with his men. Brigadier General Savage takes over the group temporarily to rebuild the command structure. Lieutenant-Colonel Gately, the second in command, is accused of failing to support the original C.O. and is exiled to command the "Leper Colony", a B-17 with all the underachievers of the group assigned to it. Savage introduces harsh methods of training, and in hoping to set a stern example, begins to succumb to the same pressures of command that Davenport did. Harvey Stovall, the group adjutant, remarks that "the only difference between Davenport and Savage is that one of them is a couple of inches taller." At the end of the film, Savage [[spoiler:Savage breaks down from the stress, too, and Gately takes over. Possibly over.]] Much of the film is possibly TruthInTelevision in that the screenwriter based the story heavily on actual officers of the 306th Bombardment Group.
25th May '17 6:41:31 AM madorosh
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* ''Film/TwelveOClockHigh'': The film is a character study about command, and is still used to teach U.S. Air Force officers. The movie opens with Colonel Keith Davenport, commanding the 901st Bombardment Group, being relieved after accusations of "over-identifying" with his men. Brigadier General Savage takes over the group temporarily to rebuild the command structure. Lieutenant-Colonel Gately, the second in command, is accused of failing to support the original C.O. and is exiled to command the "Leper Colony", a B-17 with all the underachievers of the group assigned to it. Savage introduces harsh methods of training, and in hoping to set a stern example, begins to succumb to the same pressures of command that Davenport did. Harvey Stovall, the group adjutant, remarks that "the only difference between Davenport and Savage is that one of them is a couple of inches taller." At the end of the film, Savage breaks down from the stress, too, and Gately takes over. Possibly TruthInTelevision in that the screenwriter based the story heavily on actual officers of the 91st Bombardment Group.

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* ''Film/TwelveOClockHigh'': The film is a character study about command, and is still used to teach U.S. Air Force officers. The movie opens with Colonel Keith Davenport, commanding the 901st 918th Bombardment Group, being relieved after accusations of "over-identifying" with his men. Brigadier General Savage takes over the group temporarily to rebuild the command structure. Lieutenant-Colonel Gately, the second in command, is accused of failing to support the original C.O. and is exiled to command the "Leper Colony", a B-17 with all the underachievers of the group assigned to it. Savage introduces harsh methods of training, and in hoping to set a stern example, begins to succumb to the same pressures of command that Davenport did. Harvey Stovall, the group adjutant, remarks that "the only difference between Davenport and Savage is that one of them is a couple of inches taller." At the end of the film, Savage breaks down from the stress, too, and Gately takes over. Possibly TruthInTelevision in that the screenwriter based the story heavily on actual officers of the 91st 306th Bombardment Group.Group.
25th May '17 6:37:55 AM madorosh
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* ''Film/TwelveO'ClockHigh'': The film is a character study about command, and is still used to teach U.S. Air Force officers. The movie opens with Colonel Keith Davenport, commanding the 901st Bombardment Group, being relieved after accusations of "over-identifying" with his men. Brigadier General Savage takes over the group temporarily to rebuild the command structure. Lieutenant-Colonel Gately, the second in command, is accused of failing to support the original C.O. Savage introduces harsh methods of training, and in hoping to set a stern example, begins to succumb to the same pressures of command that Davenport did. Harvey Stovall, the group adjutant, remarks that "the only difference between Davenport and Savage is that one of them is a couple of inches taller." At the end of the film, Savage breaks down from the stress, too.

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* ''Film/TwelveO'ClockHigh'': ''Film/TwelveOClockHigh'': The film is a character study about command, and is still used to teach U.S. Air Force officers. The movie opens with Colonel Keith Davenport, commanding the 901st Bombardment Group, being relieved after accusations of "over-identifying" with his men. Brigadier General Savage takes over the group temporarily to rebuild the command structure. Lieutenant-Colonel Gately, the second in command, is accused of failing to support the original C.O. and is exiled to command the "Leper Colony", a B-17 with all the underachievers of the group assigned to it. Savage introduces harsh methods of training, and in hoping to set a stern example, begins to succumb to the same pressures of command that Davenport did. Harvey Stovall, the group adjutant, remarks that "the only difference between Davenport and Savage is that one of them is a couple of inches taller." At the end of the film, Savage breaks down from the stress, too.too, and Gately takes over. Possibly TruthInTelevision in that the screenwriter based the story heavily on actual officers of the 91st Bombardment Group.
25th May '17 6:29:57 AM madorosh
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* ''Film/TwelveO'ClockHigh'': The film is a character study about command, and is still used to teach U.S. Air Force officers.

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* ''Film/TwelveO'ClockHigh'': The film is a character study about command, and is still used to teach U.S. Air Force officers. The movie opens with Colonel Keith Davenport, commanding the 901st Bombardment Group, being relieved after accusations of "over-identifying" with his men. Brigadier General Savage takes over the group temporarily to rebuild the command structure. Lieutenant-Colonel Gately, the second in command, is accused of failing to support the original C.O. Savage introduces harsh methods of training, and in hoping to set a stern example, begins to succumb to the same pressures of command that Davenport did. Harvey Stovall, the group adjutant, remarks that "the only difference between Davenport and Savage is that one of them is a couple of inches taller." At the end of the film, Savage breaks down from the stress, too.
25th May '17 6:25:09 AM madorosh
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*''Film/TwelveO'ClockHigh'': The film is a character study about command, and is still used to teach U.S. Air Force officers.
21st May '17 12:52:05 PM nombretomado
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* The lord in A Caution to the Wise, a story in TheWanderersLibrary, has only one lament : "If only I were free!"

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* The lord in A Caution to the Wise, a story in TheWanderersLibrary, ''Wiki/TheWanderersLibrary'', has only one lament : "If only I were free!"
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