->''According to some, a comprehensive knowledge of TV Tropes (which I won't link to, saving you all [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife time, money and time]]) is a reasonable substitute for a degree in English Lit, years of training in the field of psychoanalysis and, in extreme cases, a medical license.''
-->-- Comment from ''Webcomic/CriticalMiss''

->''After spending time on TV Tropes, you get to learn much more events one may not have known. In this case, where even [[Website/{{Google}} the largest, all-encompassing entities with backups of backups of backups,]] [[http://googleblog.blogspot.pt/2009/01/this-site-may-harm-your-computer-on.html still makes an oops.]]\\
I learned this through the Trope, LogicBomb.\\
Always learning something.''
-->-- '''Tracy Chang'''

So, you're spending a long time reading Wiki/TVTropes. You remember exactly every JustForFun/TropesOfLegend and know by heart the whole CanonicalListOfSubtleTropeDistinctions. But still, even if it might [[TvTropesWillRuinYourLife "ruin"]] your life, Wiki/TVTropes might also make it better in many areas. Besides, who needs a social life that has no nerds in it?

Compare SugarWiki/PerfectlySafeForWork.
Those ways are:
* Vocabulary! You never know what bizarre word a {{troper}} will use (especially if you're not native English) and you need to understand it! Then, whoa, you remember and start using it. Congratulations, your Vocabulary just got a +1 bonus!
** Examples: [[LaconicWiki Laconic]], any one of the [[FourTemperamentEnsemble four temperaments]], and [[LampshadeHanging double meanings no one who has never been to this site will ever get]]!
*** And let's not forget JustForFun/{{Egregious}}!
* {{Grammar}}! Even if you literally know nothing about it, there's always a GrammarNazi around to correct you, making you acknowledge the error and learn by fun, 'cause Wiki/TVTropes is fun.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=0000000000000000000001se Series]]! So, you read a {{trope}} or something, and there it is - a TV show, or maybe a comic, that sounds good. You'd [[TVTropesAsAGatewayDrug never know about its existence]] without Wiki/TVTropes.
* [[SchoolStudyMedia School]]!
** Wiki/TVTropes is helpful for literature classes because you start thinking about literary works in the context of analysis, which is the entire point of most literature classes. (Well, that and the whole EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory thing.) You just need to remember not to tell your college professor that the Ariadne myth [[LampshadeHanging hung a lampshade]] on the whole philandering-gods thing...
** It's also amazing for AP Language and Comp, where the terms [[LaconicWiki Laconic]], anarchism, and DeusExMachina are REAL!
** It even helps with Sociology! Show your professor a page like EaglelandOsmosis, and they make note of your research.
** Wiki/TvTropes is also great for history if you have a teacher who likes film and books - for example, the History of Manga.
** Try being a communication or media studies major and having notebooks FILLED with Wiki/TVTropes references.
** One teaching method is to teach someone about particular concepts, and then present them with a story employing those concepts so that they can see them in action, or be challenged to find them themselves and explain the implications thereof.
** RealityIsUnrealistic will show you how much more interesting your world can be.
** TV Tropes also helps with Film Studies due to listing conventions.
** In fact, TV Tropes is a surprisingly effective way of learning about all sorts of factual topics, such as science, technology and history. Whenever a work of art has a mistake, TV Tropes is likely to correct it, and state how it actually goes in reality. You are much more likely to learn these things here than by reading a phone-book-sized dry textbook.
* Critical thinking! First, because carefully analyzing a work and breaking it down into its component tropes teaches you to carefully watch TV with a judging mind instead of just passively accepting the show. Second, because there's a reason you've became so acquainted with negative tropes, such as AuthorTract, as well as potentially negative tropes like FauxSymbolism: because they give you a solid base to justify why a show is bad!
** Spruce up your critical thinking in general by getting to know the LogicalFallacies that we helpfully list! Learn to spot weak or fallacious logic in the media around you. Then, you can re-examine or strengthen your own understanding, and poke holes in your enemies' arguments, to boot!
* Writing! Wiki/TVTropes can tell you all about a possibly negative {{trope}} in your work that you didn't even know existed. Now there are all sorts of stories which have been improved thanks to this wonderful website!
** But don't forget that TropesAreNotBad! You can discover fresh tropes that would never have occurred to you and use them in your writing. Or you can take old {{Discredited Trope}}s and {{subvert|edTrope}} or {{deconstruct|edTrope}} them in exciting new ways.
** Homeschoolers? Learn this site. Love it. There's nothing better than free information when you're homeschooling.
** Some learning disabilities (dyscalculia is one) work REALLY well with this site. You'll wonder how you tried to write without it.
** Adding to tropes, or even posting in the forums, is a good exercise in thinking analytically and expressing yourself clearly. Practice it every day and you'll improve your writing skills!
* Humour! If comedy is your style, the site's informal yet witty manner can help you become a generally smarter, funnier and more approachable person. What's more, entries about AcceptableTargets (along with the page DudeNotFunny) can help you avoid cracking jokes likely to offend people.
* UsefulNotes is, in a nutshell, Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} if Wikipedia were a lot more practical and informal.
* Friends! Out with someone and they suddenly make a reference to ParentalBonus? Instant BFF!
* Bored of your favorite shows, movies or book series? You will be able to enjoy your favorite things once more because all the WildMassGuessing combined with finding new content and the overall descriptions the tropes provide. Not only you can find new content to try out, but you have a new way of seeing your old shows and books as if you are reading them for the first time.
* Although TV Tropes has its downs, it's still a really great place. It helps you learn about awesome media and cool tropes to use! It's funny, it's heartwarming, it's awesome, and it's everything you wanted!
* What if a storyline component suddenly reminds you of a trope you know next to nothing about? Seriously, who knew you could catch a GenghisGambit as soon as you learned about the event? Congrats, you've just been enriched!
* [[Music/TaylorSwift Just think while you've been getting down and out about the liars and the dirty dirty cheats of the world, you could have been getting down to]] [[PunctuatedForEmphasis THESE. SICK. TROPES.]]
* TV Tropes made me GenreSavvy
* Feeling down? Go peruse some tropes like YouAreNotAlone, SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments, {{WAFF}}, or SugarWiki/SweetDreamsFuel. Or go click around on SugarWiki/FunnyMoments. Pretty much guaranteed to put a smile back on your face.
* The SugarWiki/SugarWiki as a whole: We like the good qualities of our favorite works so much, we can't stop [[SugarWiki/GushingAboutShowsYouLike gushing about them]] even though we know perfectly well it's just our totally subjective opinions. Proof that SugarWiki/SweetExists!

See also TvTropesWillRuinYourLife, DarthWiki/TVTropesRuinedYourLife, SugarWiki/TvTropesAsAGatewayDrug and JustForFun/TvTropesWillRuinYourVocabulary, though. If TV Tropes already ''has'' [[SugarWiki/TVTropesEnhancedMyLife enhanced your life]], let us know!